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US Retailers Must Prepare For Q4 Amid Pandemic Disruption

Q4 contributes a significant part of many retailers’ annual revenues and profits. As of mid-Q3, factors like high unemployment, a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, short-term and permanent store closures, and the expiration of the US Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program are making it challenging for US retailers to plan for Q4. We’ve created a collection …

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Tectonic disruption in the e-commerce and retail space: eBay India

In an interview with IANS, Vidmay Naini, Country Manager, eBay India said the unprecedented times have called for a tectonic disruption in the e-commerce and retail space. The e-commerce industry has witnessed a huge spike in demand and order volumes. Consumers are seen ordering in things that they would usually buy from a physical store, …

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QSRs — Digital Disruption Was Coming, But Now It’s Sink Or Swim

Quick-service restaurants (QSRs) have been bracing for digital disruption for some time. However, the seismic impact of COVID-19 has catapulted restaurants into immediate disruption and left them with two options: One, they can quickly pivot and embrace digital strategies to transform the business operation and serve customers in this new climate, or two, shut down …

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COVID-19: Overcoming supply chain disruption amid uncertainty

As the pandemic has spread and its humanitarian impact has grown, businesses and individuals worldwide have shifted their priorities. The impact of and the reaction to the pandemic on supply chains and logistics appear to be spreading across the globe. Retail is one of the sectors being hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak. In the …

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Packaging industry faces disruption in supply chain, labour shortage

The packaging material industry is operating much below its installed capacity as it faces issues in supply lines and shortage of manpower due to the lockdown, according to industry officials. According to leading packaging industry players such as Uflex and Cosmo Films, though the government has allowed the companies operating in the food and Pharma …

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Retailers’ Guide To Facing The COVID-19 Disruption

It will be an understatement to state that the COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc. And the retail industry is getting hit especially hard. In North America, stores started closing this month and this trend is likely to continue as cities and states battle to contain the spread of the virus. So far Nike, Nordstrom, Sephora, …

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E-commerce companies face disruption as India locks down to curb coronavirus, Retail News, ET Retail

By Aditya Kalra and Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI – E-commerce and online groceries faced disruption to their warehouse and delivery operations in India on Monday as dozens of cities including New Delhi went into a lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus, industry executives said. At least 75 districts across India were under lockdown to …

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UK firms scrap dividend payouts to protect against disruption | Business

UK-listed businesses are scrapping plans to pay dividends in a bid to protect their balance sheets against months of disruption, hitting private investors who rely on the payouts for an income as well as pension funds. Retailers, leisure groups and house builders have all cancelled plans for payouts to shareholders since last week in response …

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Hotel Chocolate encourages customers to buy Easter Eggs early amid retail disruption due to coronavirus – Retail Times

Hotel Chocolate has sent out a personal message from co-founder Angus Thirlwell asking shoppers to consider buying their Easter Eggs earlier this year due to pending disruption caused by coronavirus and is incentivising them with an offer. In the email campaign, Thirlwell writes: “I would like to ask you to consider buying your Easter Eggs …

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UK retailers hit by supply disruption amid coronavirus concerns | Business

What is Covid-19 – the illness that started in Wuhan? It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the …

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