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Covid-19: John Lewis unveils store reopening plan

Covid-19: John Lewis unveils store reopening plan

John Lewis shops closed due to Covid-19 are set to open in stages, with virtual queueing, returns drop boxes and car-park click & collect potentially in pipeline.

Nespresso sustainability data now publicly available via blockchain

Nespresso sustainability data now publicly available via blockchain

Nespresso is making its AAA Sustainable Quality Programme data publicly available using blockchain technology.

Covid-19: Online grocery shopping hits record levels during crisis

Covid-19: Online grocery shopping hits record levels during crisis

Studies by Nielsen and Kantar show the surge in online grocery shopping in recent weeks.

Boohoo hits back at cash flow exaggeration claims

Boohoo hits back at cash flow exaggeration claims

Boohoo "strongly refutes" allegations made in a Shadowfall research note that the online fashion house overstated cash flowing through its business.

Covid-19: Aldi introduces traffic light technology in UK stores

Covid-19: Aldi introduces traffic light technology in UK stores

Aldi is from this week rolling out an automated traffic light system to help maintain social distancing within its UK stores.

Covid-19: Home and garden items top lockdown parcel delivery list

Covid-19: Home and garden items top lockdown parcel delivery list

Royal Mail research reveals home and garden items have been the most popular parcel deliveries during the coronavirus lockdown period.

Covid-19: Deliveroo initiates collaboration to help restaurants survive crisis

Covid-19: Deliveroo initiates collaboration to help restaurants survive crisis

Deliveroo is bringing together legal, property and restaurant industry specialists to help the sector survive during lockdown.

Farfetch 2020 grad programme focuses on tech and data roles

Farfetch 2020 grad programme focuses on tech and data roles

Farfetch puts focus on technology, data, and product development in this year's student and graduate programme.

Covid-19: Non-essential retail to reopen from 15 June

Covid-19: Non-essential retail to reopen from 15 June

Open air outdoor markets and car showrooms to reopen from 1 June, with high-street stores to follow two weeks later.

Covid-19: Royal Mail reports huge increase in parcel deliveries since lockdown

Covid-19: Royal Mail reports huge increase in parcel deliveries since lockdown

The Royal Mail reports that 45% of UK have received more parcel deliveries since the Covid-19 lockdown was introduced.

Covid-19: Waitrose wine tastings go virtual

Covid-19: Waitrose wine tastings go virtual

Waitrose starts offering its 'Wine Tasting At Home' service virtually, as coronavirus restrictions in the UK continue.

Covid-19: Burberry annual profit slumps despite pre-virus progress

Covid-19: Burberry annual profit slumps despite pre-virus progress

Burberry says annual pre-tax profit fell by 62% year-on-year to £169 million as the coronavirus impacted its global business.

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