Sunday, March 22, 2020

Target and Walmart aren’t protecting staff amid pandemic, workers say

Management at retail giants Walmart and Target are not doing enough to protect staff working through the coronavirus crisis, according to some workers. As...

The oil price war harms chances of international cooperation in a crisis

Oil has a nasty habit of featuring in global recessions. At the start of 1973 the global economy was celebrating a quarter of...

Panic-buyers urged to 'be responsible and think of others' amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The environment secretary, George Eustice, has urged panic-buyers to only purchase what they need in order to not make shopping difficult for frontline...

Coronavirus: UK panic-buyers urged to think of frontline workers

The UK government is urging people to “be responsible when shop and think of others” as panic-buying continues in response to the...

MPs in plea to government over UK's Covid-19 stockpiling

MPs, academics, charities and those who work with vulnerable people are piling pressure on the government to ensure food and other essentials are...

The undervalued heroes of the coronavirus crisis need our thanks – and our support...

Thank yous are too often implied. They get casually dumped in a box labelled “take it as read”, presumed too self-evident to be...

Top Shop owner Arcadia shuts all stores until further notice

Arcadia, owner of Topshop, is closing all stores across its fashion empire in response to the coronavirus pandemic, making it the largest UK...

New UK taskforce to crack down on coronavirus profiteers

The competition watchdog is setting up a coronavirus taskforce to crack down on companies that cash in during the outbreak by bumping up...

Key workers: share your coronavirus experiences

Are you on the official list of of UK personnel who can still send children to school? If so, we would like to...

UK's organic vegetable delivery firms 'flat out' amid coronavirus crisis

Organic vegetable box delivery companies are facing unprecedented demand for their food as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, putting huge strains on...

Shore Capital doesn’t mince its words

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Marks & Spencer considers temporary store closures

Marks & Spencer is planning for potential temporary store closures and the pub chain owner JD Wetherspoon warned that sales are plummeting as...

Dedicated shopping for vulnerable people worked for me | Letters

I am sorry for the people who did not have such a positive experience as I did today (Sainsbury’s dedicated shopping hour for...

Billionaire retailers seek rent cuts during coronavirus crisis

Billionaire retailers Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley have asked landlords for rent cuts of up to 50% as they try to cut...

British supermarkets draft in army of temps to 'feed the nation'

Food retailers are drafting in an army of coronavirus temps to “feed the nation” as worried shoppers continue to panic-buy groceries. With millions of...

UK firms scrap dividend payouts to protect against disruption

UK-listed businesses are scrapping plans to pay dividends in a bid to protect their balance sheets against months of disruption, hitting private investors...

UK supermarket restrictions: what you need to know

Tesco Limits to shopping hours All stores closing at 10pm for restocking. Some larger stores with pharmacies will stay open later. Temporary closure of...

Food retailers urge government to relax trading regulations

The government is under increasing pressure to relax a string of regulations as food retailers say they need to bend the normal rules...

Coronavirus: Supermarkets ‘want police support’ to stem panic buying

Industry sources have said that UK supermarkets want police support to deter unruly behaviour if London goes into lockdown to stem the...

Shutting up shop may cost Ocado more than four days of orders

You can’t bet against Ocado, in the same way it used to be foolish to bet against Goldman Sachs.Ocado, which was set up...

The 'fortress firms' best placed to weather the coronavirus crisis

As the corporate and economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak mounts, it is clear that some winners will also emerge from the crisis,...

Ocado expected to impose rationing on more products

Ocado is expected to increase rationing on its site when it reopens on Saturday as it tries to cope with overwhelming demand for...

Sainsbury's dedicated shopping hour for vulnerable people 'chaotic and crowded'

Elderly and vulnerable customers who visited Sainsbury’s stores for a dedicated shopping hour have said they were met with huge crowds and empty...

Eviction ban: what are renters’ rights under coronavirus law?

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Next 'facing unprecedented' crisis as firms warn of coronavirus fallout

The chief executive of Next has warned the British high street is facing a crisis that is “unprecedented in living memory” as it...

David Littleproud: eBay must clamp down on 'parasites' who profiteer from hoarded groceries

David Littleproud will write to eBay to ask them to clamp down on “parasites” who appear to be selling hoarded groceries online and...

'Suddenly I have no paycheck': layoffs and cuts for workers rocked by coronavirus

Nevin Muni, 52, has always had an unpredictable schedule working in a stockroom at TJ Maxx in Queens, New York. She regularly works...

Regional Australian supermarket hires security to prevent out-of-town shoppers from clearing out shelves

A small supermarket in regional Victoria has hired security guards to check identification at the door to prevent shoppers from Melbourne from clearing...

The most vulnerable people are missing out in panic-buying spree

You report that the environment secretary, George Eustice, has been holding daily phone calls with supermarket chief executives to ensure that supply chains...

Why there will be no coronavirus bonanza for investors

Sainsbury’s shares rose 11%; Morrisons’ were 10% better. Even in the midst of crisis, investors think they know how to price up a...