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Tag: covid

Sustainable Focus: The return to plastic after Covid

Welcome to this column within our broader sustainability section which focuses on what retail is doing to address the issues in its industry.  Today an analysis of the role of plastic in the Covid 19 crisis brought to you by Retail Insider with Clipper and Give Back Box In the past few years, really positive moves have …

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Online buying up, e-comm firms’ sales surge past pre-Covid levels, Retail News, ET Retail

BENGALURU: E-commerce companies have not just recovered, but surpassed pre-Covid-level sales as more people shop online due to the pandemic. The daily shipment volumes are back at over 3 million per day with visible signs of demand holding firm over the next couple of months, with people continuing to limit their visits to physical stores, …

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COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation in retail

As the entire world is scrambling to come back to normalcy under the COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing guidelines, brick-and-mortar retailers are shifting gears to rapidly embrace digital technologies to bridge the physical distance and navigate the crisis. With increased competition from e-commerce, reduced foot traffic and low consumer confidence, the need to build digital capabilities …

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The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19 | News

When the Guardian’s senior reporter Archie Bland arrived in Leicester to cover a new coronavirus spike he thought he would be covering a story about the frustrations of a city stuck in lockdown. But, as he tells Anushka Asthana, he soon found that the trail of the new outbreak led to Leicester’s garment industry and …

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Manufacturers offering flexibility will win-out in post-COVID world

Clothing manufacturers will need to be open to offering buyers significantly more flexibility if they hope to secure greater orders in a post-COVID world, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Nations are gradually emerging from the pandemic, which began in China at the start of the year, forcing factory shutdowns and store closures …

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Summer statement: the UK’s Covid-19 economic crisis in five key charts | Business

Rishi Sunak is preparing to deliver his set-piece tax and spending update on Wednesday against the backdrop of a deep recession and the threat of a sharp rise in unemployment. Here are five key charts that will underpin the policymaking behind the chancellor’s announcement. Furloughed jobs Furlough scheme chart Unemployment in Britain is beginning to …

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CDC says 9% of meatpacking plant workers have been diagnosed with Covid-19

A Tyson Foods Inc. facility stands in Lexington, Nebraska, U.S., on Friday, April 24, 2020. Nebraska businesses that have laid off workers during the coronavirus crisis could be forced to repay tax credits and other incentives they have received through the states main business-incentive program, the state Department of Revenue said. Dan Brouillette | Bloomberg …

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JD Sports warehouse in Rochdale hosts mobile Covid-19 lab after positive tests | Business

A mobile testing lab has been set up at JD Sports’ central warehouse in Rochdale after a small number of workers there tested positive for coronavirus. Rochdale borough council said it was investigating if there were any links between cases at the fashion retailer’s site which were identified through its local test-and-trace system after testing …

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Marketing strategies will be socially oriented, digitally focused in COVID times: CEO Pepe Jeans

With the government partially lifting the lockdown with conditional relaxation in selected states, businesses are feeling optimistic. While essential items continue to remain a key priority, the purchase of non-essential items continues to be prohibited. The lockdown has resulted in financial suffering for a majority of fashion brands. Businesses are now hoping that there will …

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Shopping malls adopt the enemy, online, to help survive COVID-19, says GlobalData

The COVID-19 crisis has led to the temporary closure of most shopping malls not only in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) but also globally amid the lockdown measures. With the situation easing and shopping centers beginning to reopen, the visitors’ number is likely to return to normalcy only in 2021. Hence, customers are becoming more inclined towards …

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