Saturday, January 25, 2020
Travis Perkins Q3 sales rise 15% thanks to Wickes. The home improvement retailer also said it had brought the sale process for its plumbing and heating division to a halt due to uncertain market conditions.

Top 5 news stories you should read today

Travis Perkins Q3 sales rise 15% thanks to Wickes, Co-op launch initiative to improve night shift workers’ sleep quality.
Iceland suppliers' insurance cover cut amid Brexit concerns

Iceland suppliers’ insurance cover cut amid Brexit concerns

Iceland’s suppliers have had insurance cover cut amid ongoing concern over Brexit.
Matalan staff end strike amid new pay offer GMB Knowsley Merseyside

Matalan staff pause strike amid new pay offer

A long-running strike by workers at Matalan has been called off after a new pay offer was made by the retailer.
Amazon’s proposed tie-up with Deliveroo poses “a real risk” of harming competition in the UK’s food delivery market, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

CMA launches investigation into Amazon-Deliveroo tie-up

Amazon’s attempt purchase a stake in the delivery giant Deliveroo is being investigated by competition authorities.
Lidl investment supply chain Ryan McDonnell

Lidl to invest £15bn in British food, farming & production

Lidl has pledged to investing £15 billion in British food, farming and production over the next five years.
Factory workers producing Lululemon apparel are reportedly being physically and verbally abused at a Bangladeshi factory. Young female factory workers told The Guardian how they struggled to survive on meagre wages and the regular threat of physical violence and  humiliation.

Lululemon factory workers reportedly abused at work

Factory workers producing Lululemon apparel are reportedly being physically and verbally abused at a Bangladeshi factory.
Royal Mail Christmas Black Friday deliveries

Royal Mail strike could disrupt Christmas & Black Friday deliveries

The Royal Mail has announced that consumers' deliveries could face huge disruption this Black Friday and Christmas
Nike to end supply agreements with indie retailers

Nike to end supply agreements with indie retailers

Nike is reportedly planning to end its supply agreements with independent retailers over the next two years.
Rent the Runway has returned to normal operations and begun accepting new customers and rental orders after nearly a month of delivery chaos.

Rent the Runway returns to normal operation after 14% of subscribers affected by delivery...

Rent the Runway has returned to normal operations and begun accepting new customers and rental orders after delivery chaos.
Oxfam accuses UK grocers of poor conditions for tea & fruit plantation workers

Oxfam accuses UK grocers of poor conditions for tea & fruit plantation workers

Oxfam has accused British supermarkets of poor working conditions for staff on its tea and fruit plantations.

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