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These are the retailers scrapping plastic this Easter

From April, the Co-op will have also removed all plastic forks from its food-to-go ranges, saving 59 tonnes of plastic. While almost everyone enjoys a chocolate egg during Easter, the plastic and cardboard packaging typically accounts for over a quarter of the total weight of the most popular Easter eggs on sale, according to Which?. …

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Fashion sales edge up

Total like-for-like sales across the three categories BDO monitors – fashion, lifestyle and homeware –increased by 0.26% year on year. In the week total in-store like-for-like sales fell 80.8% year on year, while total non-store like-for-like sales soared 178.4%. Footfall fell 61.9% compared to the equivalent week last year. Shopping centres experienced the biggest drop …

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Costco Sets New Minimum Wage at $16 Per Hour

Costco will raise its hourly minimum wage to $16 at the beginning of March 2021, according to CNBC. CEO Craig Jelinek revealed the plans during a Senate budget committee meeting amidst a Congressional debate over a $15 per hour federal minimum wage increase. Costco set its minimum wage at $15 in 2019 and has been …

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Outdoor Voices names Urban Outfitters vet CEO

Dive Brief: Outdoor Voices on Thursday appointed Gabrielle Conforti as CEO, according to details emailed to Retail Dive. Conforti joins the direct-to-consumer athletics brand with more than 15 years of retail and apparel experience, including as chief merchandising officer and president of Urban Outfitters. Before that, she oversaw merchandising and buying across multiple categories at J. …

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New Blood Donor Centre opens in Shepherd’s Bush – Retail News – A1 Retail Magazine

First-time and regular blood donors are being urged to make appointments at the new Blood Donor Centre opened this week (Monday 22 February) at Westfield London Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GF. The new premises, containing six beds, are on the first floor between M&S and The Village.  The centre will book around 170 …

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Forthcoming Zoom Cocktail Hours – speaker programme for March and April

Retail Insider is pleased to announce its next two Zoom Cocktail Hour events with an interesting mix of special guests from very different parts of the retail universe. Each guest speaker will tell their own interesting story that will undoubtedly throw some fresh insights and perspectives on the broad retail industry. As well as covering …

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How to Scale E-Commerce Operations up and Down

In the past, many e-Commerce operations had to make drastic changes to cope with peak periods and the fluctuation in amounts of orders. Moving forward, as our world becomes more connected through online ordering – especially after the whirlwind that was 2020 with the pandemic and Brexit, making drastic changes for each peak period is …

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Jason & Scot Show Episode 255 – Instacart Chief Revenue Officer Seth Dallaire

A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 255 is an interview with Seth Dallaire, Chief Revenue Officer at Instacart. Subscribe: ????? Seth Dallaire is the Chief Revenue Officer at Instacart. In this interview, we cover his experience at Amazon, the challenges of operating Instacart’s 4-sided marketplace, key trends in the digital …

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Omni-channel, BOPIS and Curbside key to retail effectiveness during pandemic, report shows – Retail Times

Following one of the toughest years on record for retail, investment in omni-channel and operational infrastructure is proving key to weathering the pandemic storm, a new survey of 400 US and UK international retailers, commissioned by PFS, has revealed. The report, titled ‘Digital takeover: What retailers can learn from peak season 2020 about a digital-first future’, …

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New PPP Loans for Businesses with 20 Employees or Less

The Biden administration announced five major changes in the Payroll Protection Program this week to make access to PPP loans more equitable, which could make a big difference for small businesses. Starting February 24, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for PPP loans exclusively for businesses under 20 employees and sole …

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