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Covid-19: Asda and M&S introduce volunteer shopping cards

Covid-19: Asda and M&S introduce volunteer shopping cards

Asda and M&S have launched e-cards to allow volunteers to safely shop for vulnerable and self-isolating people

Retail Assist founder takes non-exec role at Retail247 consultancy

Retail Assist founder takes non-exec role at Retail247 consultancy

Retail Assist co-founder Alan Morris joins Retail247 consultancy as non-executive director.

Covid-19: Sainsbury's approaching 600,000 weekly delivery slots

Covid-19: Sainsbury's approaching 600,000 weekly delivery slots

Sainsbury's CEO, Mike Coupe, says the grocer will have circa 600,000 weekly delivery and click & collect spots by the end of next week.

Covid-19: IMRG presents trends in UK online retail

Covid-19: IMRG presents trends in UK online retail

IMRG displayed some notable trends that occurred in UK online retail in the week commencing 22 March

Covid-19: Sainsbury’s Chop Chop delivery service enlisted to expand capacity

Covid-19: Sainsbury’s Chop Chop delivery service enlisted to expand capacity

Sainsbury’s bike delivery service Chop Chop is helping the grocer expand its delivery capabilities from ‘dark convenience stores’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gear4music expects higher than predicted profits

Gear4music expects higher than predicted profits

Gear4music expects profits to be higher than predicted for the financial year ending 31 March 2020

Companies need help fast says British Chambers of Commerce

Companies need help fast says British Chambers of Commerce

Speed of the essence as companies starved of cash finds Business Impact Tracker

Covid-19: Shoppers stock up on toys and games to ease isolation

Covid-19: Shoppers stock up on toys and games to ease isolation

The enduring appeal of board games is keeping families amused during the coronavirus crisis

Covid-19: Pets at Home to exceed profit expectations

Covid-19: Pets at Home to exceed profit expectations

Pets At Home expects pre-tax profits to exceed expectations due to the growth in demand during Covid-19.

Morrisons wins Supreme Court data leak appeal

Morrisons wins Supreme Court data leak appeal

The Supreme Court rules Morrisons is not liable for a data breach involving a disgruntled former employee.

Covid-19: Many SME retailers may not survive the next four weeks

Covid-19: Many SME retailers may not survive the next four weeks

New research suggests that many SME retailers will not be able to survive over the next four weeks.

Covid-19: The Perfume Shop joins retail's list of online closures

Covid-19: The Perfume Shop joins retail's list of online closures

The Perfume Shop becomes latest retailer to halt online deliveries as some businesses choose to shut eCommerce amid the coronavirus crisis.