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Unilever reports 49% rise in ecommerce sales as shoppers changed buying habits during Covid-19 lockdowns

Unilever today reported ecommerce sales growth of 49%, while overall turnover fell by 1.6%, as shopping habits changed during the Covid-19 lockdown. Unilever says its performance during the Covid-19 lockdown showed its strength and agility.   The organisation, whose brands include PG Tips, Dove, Hellmann’s and Magnum, said that the markets it sells in had …

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Primark loses £800m in Covid-19 lockdowns | Business

Coronavirus lockdowns have cost Primark £800m, with the clothing retailer expecting profits to tumble by two-thirds this financial year. Revenues fell by 75% between 1 March to 20 June, to £582m, Primark’s owner, the FTSE 100 conglomerate Associated British Foods (ABF), reported on Thursday. The figures underline the difficulties faced by the retail sector, with …

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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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