Retail sales July 2020:

Consumers spent less than expected in July as a pullback in auto sales helped cool an economy struggling to shake off the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Retail sales rose 1.2% for the month, against the expected increase of 2.3% from economists surveyed by Dow Jones. The news wasn’t all a letdown, however: Excluding autos, […]

The government is helping supermarkets to align deliveries to vulnerable buyers

Supermarkets are given access to a government database to prioritize the delivery of food to elderly and vulnerable buyers who have been ordered to stay at home as part of the government’s response to corona viruses. With all major grocery stores online being booked weeks in advance, talking to industry leaders and Environment Minister George […]

Businesses call for clarity in the face of confusion over the UK’s lockout deal

Business groups and unions have urged ministers to urgently clarify which companies will remain open during the Corona virus shutdown given the widespread confusion across the UK. The Confederation of British Industry leader Carolyn Fairbairn warned This much greater clarity was needed because “companies didn’t know whether to stay open or closed.” She said she […]

76ers, Devils cut salaries, postpones employees to 4 days a week

The National Hockey League (NHL) New Jersey Devils logo appears in front of the team’s home arena, the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images The financial impact of stopping sports begins to wane. On Monday, employees of Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils were informed that they […]

Waitrose limits the number of buyers as a measure of the physical distancing business

Waitrose is expected to begin by simultaneously limiting the number of buyers in its stores to ensure that physical distance is maintained during the coronavirus outbreak. The supermarket chain said the restrictions would be specific to each store and introduced marshals to manage out-of-store queues. Waitrose said there will also be further measures to protect […]

Next Warns of an Unprecedented Corona Virus Crisis on the Main Street business

Next’s managing director said the main street in Britain was facing a crisis “unprecedented in living memory” when the fashion retailer joined a number of companies warning of the devastating effects of the corona virus pandemic. Simon Wolfson said Next plans to generate sales of up to £ 1bn next year as the UK prepares […]

Dixons Carphone to close 531 stores, with loss of 2,900 jobs | Business

Dixons Carphone is to close 531 stores in the UK, with the loss of 2,900 jobs, in the latest blow to hit the struggling high street. Britain’s biggest electrical and mobile phone retailer said it would close all standalone Carphone Warehouse stores on 3 April and that it would focus on selling mobile phones through […]

British supermarkets and banks offer early slots for older customers on world news

Some supermarkets and banks have decided to make special arrangements for older and vulnerable customers to get exclusive, early access to food and services immediately after thorough cleaning of the stores and to avoid panic shopping to ensure the UK works properly during the corona virus -Crisis. Iceland ensures that the shops only keep the […]