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UK retailers cancel orders worth £730m with Bangladeshi factories

UK retailers have cancelled orders worth £730 million with Bangladeshi factories when stores closed during the first Covid-19 lockdowns.
Boohoo defends supply chain after investigation into working conditions at Pakistani factory

Boohoo defends supply chain after investigation into working conditions at Pakistani factory

Boohoo hit by claims of staff working below minimum wage and for 24 hour stints to meet deadlines. Investigation by The Guardian alleges employees work in squalid conditions with fire hazards. Boohoo says it “will not tolerate any instance of mistreatment or underpayment of garment workers”
France eases travel ban to UK

France eases travel ban to UK

The French and UK governments have come to an agreement over border closures. Traffic to be allowed back through from Wednesday morning, although drivers and passengers will need to test negative for coronavirus within past 72 hours.
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Tesco warns shoppers not to panic buy after France ban

Tesco has issued a warning after shoppers were seen panic-buying following France's decision to close borders.
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2020: The (unforgiving) year that was

It's no secret that 2020 was an unforgiving year. Covid-19 presented challenges that retailers had never before anticipated.
Fashion retailers must prove products have no Uighur slave labour involvement, says MP

Fashion retailers must prove products have no Uighur slave labour involvement, says MP

The government should ban UK fashion brands and retailers from importing from China if they cannot prove (...)
Boohoo chair Mahmud Kamani vows to fix Leicester supply chain failings

Boohoo chair Mahmud Kamani vows to fix Leicester supply chain failings

Boohoo co-founder and executive chairman Mahmud Kamani has given MPs a pledge that he would fix the online retail (...)
Brexit could cut volume of goods shipped to Ireland by retailers, hauliers warn

Brexit could cut volume of goods shipped to Ireland by retailers, hauliers warn

// Road Haulage Association warns that retailers could cut back on shipping to Ireland if checks created by Brexit cause delays // It said Scottish...
BRC warns supermarkets and customers will face ‘£3bn bombshell’ if Brexit talks fail

BRC warns that supermarkets and customers will face ‘£3bn bombshell’ if Brexit talks fail

If no-deal Brexit goes ahead, the BRC says 85% of food imported from the EU will face tariffs. Comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday there is a “strong possibility” of a no trade deal with the EU.
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Tesco stockpiles long-life goods in case of no-deal Brexit

Tesco chairman John Allan has reportedly said that the grocer is stockpiling long-life goods in preparation for possible supply disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period.

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