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Authors coming together to support local bookshops

#SignForOurBookshops aims to incentivise customers to buy from their local bookshop – rather than online – to help boost trade as they remain shut down because of the lockdown. Some of modern literature’s best-known authors are banding together to back a campaign that aims to support local bookshops as England endures another lockdown. Matt Haig, …

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Sunderland Launches City Gift Card to Support Local Businesses – Retail News – A1 Retail Magazine

Launch of the City of Sunderland Gift Card, with Mandy Brown of Harrison, Brown furniture, Holmeside, Sunderland and Natalie Dellow of Sunderland BID. Sunderland has become the first city in the North East to launch its own gift card scheme, as part of its on-going commitment to boosting the local economy. The Sunderland Gift Card …

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EBay Adds Security To Its Local Pickup Option With Formal Tracking

eBay has enhanced its mobile app’s Local Pickup option with more convenient tracking and security features. The tool enables buyers to purchase items online and pick them up directly from sellers in their vicinity, eliminating the need for shipping fees and streamlining the delivery process. The updated Local Pickup feature now secures the transaction with …

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Flipkart signs MoU with Karnataka govt to promote local art, craft and handlooms, Retail News, ET Retail

Bengaluru: Homegrown e-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Friday said it has signed an MoU with Karnataka MSME and Mines department to promote the states arts, crafts and handloom sectors by bringing them on to e-commerce and providing market access. The partnership under the Flipkart Samarth programme will enable local artisans, weavers and craftsmen of Karnataka to …

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The Guardian view on local lockdowns: share the data faster | Coronavirus outbreak

In the game of whack-a-mole, the target pops up in one location and, once hammered down, appears immediately somewhere else. The defining features of the exercise are randomness and futility, which makes it an unfortunate metaphor for Boris Johnson to use for his government’s strategy when dealing with local Covid-19 outbreaks. The re-imposition of lockdown …

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Local kirana shops business flourish amid lockdown

With online delivery becoming a challenge during lockdown, local kirana shops in the city are witnessing a surge in the sale of essential items with some even finding it difficult to keep up with the rising demand. According to a PTI report: These small shops were worst hit by big malls and e-retailers in the …

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National Business Response Network launched to bring business support to local needs – Retail Times

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on towns and cities across the UK intensifies, the need to link business support to community need in the right place, at the right time and at the right scale has never been more urgent. Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network with over 750 …

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Indian Railways reaches out to e-commerce firms, local cos for supplying essentials via special freight trains, Retail News, ET Retail

New Delhi: The Indian Railways is reaching out to e-commerce companies, local industries, among other organisations for providing on-demand parcel train services in a bid to ensure unhindered supply of essential commodities through the country. Local industries, e-commerce companies, any interested groups, organizations, individuals and prospective loaders can also contact Railway officials at zonal level, …

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‘Paytm’s local focus via MyStore provides a key advantage in India’s digital commerce expansion’

Paytm announced its entry into social commerce in Feb 2020 with its MyStore functionality, after carrying out beta version of the app for a while. MyStore is Paytm’s second vertical into digital commerce after its Paytm Mall, an ecommerce platform available to Paytm users. With MyStore, Paytm aims to have early movers advantage in the …

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Coca-Cola takes plunge into local language branding

Aiming to double its sales in the next five years, Coca-Cola India has initiated a strategy to take its brands to people in semi-urban and rural markets in local languages for better penetration and began the journey with Bengali. According to a PTI report: Bengali is the pilot project before the beverage MNC decides to …

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