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Covid-19: UK government confirms two metre rule will be eased from 4 July

Covid-19: UK government confirms two metre rule will be eased from 4 July

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the social distancing rule will be relaxed from two to one metre from 4 July, boosting the reopening of retail stores.

Covid-19: Shoe Zone boosts online sales through heavy promotions

Covid-19: Shoe Zone boosts online sales through heavy promotions

Shoe Zone generated much needed cash through online promotions during lockdown as it now looks to deliver on its new strategy.

Amazon to help small businesses move online

Amazon to help small businesses move online

Amazon has launched the Small Business Accelerator to provide help to companies including supporting them to begin trading online.

Covid-19: Online grocery sales nearly doubled in lockdown

Covid-19: Online grocery sales nearly doubled in lockdown

Online sales of groceries nearly doubled during the peak of lockdown as 20% of British households turned to the internet to feed their families.

Mothercare in ongoing funding discussions amid cost cutting

Mothercare in ongoing funding discussions amid cost cutting

Mothercare continues to seek funding as it cuts costs and searches for a new CEO amid its transformation to international franchise operation.

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr leaves to join Natural History Museum

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr leaves to join Natural History Museum

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr is to leave the business after eight years to join Natural History Museum as director.

Covid-19: ONS figures show online sales hitting new highs in May

Covid-19: ONS figures show online sales hitting new highs in May

ONS figures for May reveal online sets new record to now account for over one-third of total retail sales as Covid-19 continues to affect store sales

Covid-19: Dunelm trials video shopping service

Covid-19: Dunelm trials video shopping service

Shoppers will be able to video call their local branch of Dunelm where staff will help customers browse in-store products from home.

Covid-19: Mix of online and in-store key to retail’s recovery

Covid-19: Mix of online and in-store key to retail’s recovery

Despite physical stores reopening this week in the UK, a new survey suggests retailers will place more emphasis on digital services post-pandemic.

John Lewis to reduce carbon emissions

John Lewis to reduce carbon emissions

The John Lewis partnership is building a biomethane gas filling station for its fleet of HGVs.

Covid-19: DPD invests £200m to handle surge in online demand

Covid-19: DPD invests £200m to handle surge in online demand

Delivery firm DPD is investing £200m in new vehicles and extra depots in order to cope with increased Covid-19 driven online demand that it expects to be the new normal

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