Retail

Unions and retailers at odds over warehouse social distancing

Warehouse workers and delivery drivers register concerns over lack of social distancing in workplace.

Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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Arcadia to defer pension contributions as coronavirus hits cashflow

30 Mar 2020

Arcadia Group defers pension payments to stave off Covid-19 cash crisis...

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‘Don’t ignore health emergency and continue to put staff at risk’, say MPs

26 Mar 2020

Many employers are still not “doing the right thing” during the current lockdown and forcing non-essential staff to go into...

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Supermarkets create 30,000 jobs to meet surging demand

23 Mar 2020

Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Asda have embarked on a hiring spree in order to meet high demand.
As...

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Laura Ashley to appoint administrators as coronavirus hits funding bid

17 Mar 2020

Struggling fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley is to appoint administrators in what is thought to be one of the...

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Amazon hires 100,000 workers to deal with demand

17 Mar 2020

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US to deal with a surge in online sales...

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Almost 3,000 Carphone Warehouse jobs to be lost

17 Mar 2020

All 531 stand-alone Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK are to close in April, with the loss of 2,900 jobs....

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Budget 2020: Coronavirus sick pay to be covered for SMEs

11 Mar 2020

The chancellor of the exchequer has announced £7 billion of extraordinary measures to help support businesses and individuals who will...

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John Lewis staff bonus lowest since 1953

6 Mar 2020

John Lewis Partnership staff have seen their annual bonus plummet to a 67-year low, as the retail group warns it...

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Jobs at risk as Tesco announces bakery overhaul

26 Feb 2020

More than 1,800 Tesco staff are at risk of redundancy as the retailer overhauls its in-store bakery operation to meet...

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Share prices fall in response to coronavirus alarm

24 Feb 2020

Projections point to a recovery later this year as global efforts to contain the outbreak bear fruit.

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M&S to close distribution centres with hundreds of job losses

17 Feb 2020

Depots in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to go and landlords warned about possible further store closures.

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RAD Awards 2020 winners: TMP Worldwide takes Work of the Year with The AA

31 Jan 2020

TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.

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Equal pay: Co-op joins Asda in shop-vs-depot tribunal battles

24 Jan 2020

More than 100 Co-op shop floor workers are seeking up to six years of back pay in the latest equal...

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