Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Next boss Lord Wolfson has labelled the government’s immigration policy “insane” and said that retail “desperately needs drivers” in order to stop the ongoing crisis.

Next boss blames ‘insane’ policy for blocking temporary HGV drivers

Next boss Lord Wolfson has labelled the government’s immigration policy “insane” and said that retail “desperately needs drivers”.
Convenience stores across Cambridgeshire could soon be hit with supply shortages after delivery drivers voted to go in strike.

Government considers early review in bid to tackle HGV driver shortage

To address the issue of HGV driver shortages, the government is considering moving up a review of its Shortage of Occupation list.
DHL and Yodel delivery drivers are both voting on whether to launch industrial action potentially hitting dozens of retailers' delivery operations. 

Argos, Asos and Etsy could be hit by major delivery delays as drivers vote...

DHL and Yodel delivery drivers are both voting on whether to launch industrial action potentially hitting dozens of retailers' delivery operations. 
garment workers

Retailers sign new pact to protect Bangladeshi garment workers

A new agreement intended to protect workers in the Bangladeshi garment industry has been signed by retailers, which aims to extend a pact with garment workers and factory owners.
Shops could see Christmas shortages over driver issues - Tesco chairman

Shops could see Christmas shortages over driver issues – Tesco chairman

UK supermarkets could see food shortages at Christmas due to Brexit-related supply chain disruption, the chairman of Tesco has warned.
Waitrose

Unwanted wool from Waitrose lambs to be used in John Lewis mattresses

John Lewis is set to launch a new range of sustainable mattresses, as it seeks to address the declining value of wool provided by its Waitrose-serving sheep farmers.
Amazon offering £1000 bonus to new warehouse recruits

Amazon offering £1000 bonus to new warehouse recruits

Amazon is offering new warehouse recruits a £1000 joining bonus as it looks to attract staff amid a mounting hiring crisis.
Convenience stores across Cambridgeshire could soon be hit with supply shortages after delivery drivers voted to go in strike.

UK government rejects temporary EU visas to HGV drivers

The UK government has rejected industry calls to issue temporary visas to European truck drivers in an effort reduce shortages.
Asos

Asos plans for fifth warehouse to reduce delivery times

Asos is reportedly planning for a fifth warehouse in order to cut delivery times for customers.
Global fast fashion brands are helping drive pollution that has dyed African rivers blue or turned their waters as alkaline as bleach, a new report reveals.

Fast fashion brands are driving pollution of Africa’s rivers

Global fast fashion brands are helping drive pollution that has dyed African rivers blue or turned their waters as alkaline as bleach, a new report reveals.

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Retail Gazette Report: Countdown to 2023

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was delaying its plans to phase out third-party cookies from its Chrome browser, granting a much-discussed extension...