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Covid-19: UK economy suffers record fall in April, hitting retail

Covid-19: UK economy suffers record fall in April, hitting retail

ONS figures show GDP fell by a record 20.4% in April, and 10.4% in the three months to April, impacting all sectors of the economy.

Covid-19: Mamas & Papas launches virtual shopping service for parents

Covid-19: Mamas & Papas launches virtual shopping service for parents

Mamas & Papas is enabling new and expectant parents to receive virtual consultations from experts in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Social responsibility a key driver of omnichannel sales

Social responsibility a key driver of omnichannel sales

Social responsibility has become a key factor in vendor's purchasing decisions, and therefore crucial to omnichannel sales growth of manufacturers and distributors.

Five features of Inditex’s 2020-2022 digital transformation strategy

Five features of Inditex’s 2020-2022 digital transformation strategy

The owners of fashion brand Zara outlines its digital transformation strategy for 2020-2022, including developing its IT infrastructure and boosting online sales.

Just Eat Takeaway acquires Grubhub for £5.75bn

Just Eat Takeaway acquires Grubhub for £5.75bn

Just East Takeaway builds its global base in food delivery through a £5.75 billion purchase of US rival Grubhub.

Ocado accelerates expansion via £1bn raise

Ocado accelerates expansion via £1bn raise

Ocado has raised £1bn to help cement its position as the global leader in automated grocery delivery.

Morrisons launches eCommerce site for clothing range

Morrisons launches eCommerce site for clothing range

Morrisons has launched a new website for its Nutmeg clothing brand, allowing customers to purchase these products without needing to visit a store.

Google and WWF encourage more sustainability in fashion industry

Google and WWF encourage more sustainability in fashion industry

Google and WWF Sweden will create a platform which highlights the use of raw materials in the fashion industry's supply chains.

Covid-19: Shaftesbury changes lease arrangements for retailers

Covid-19: Shaftesbury changes lease arrangements for retailers

Major London landlord Shaftesbury is to change lease agreements for retailers including scrapping quarterly payments and replacing with monthly schedules.

Covid-19: Quiz to restructure store business as consumers shift to online

Covid-19: Quiz to restructure store business as consumers shift to online

Quiz has put its store portfolio into administration as it seeks to restructure its business in light of the pressures of Covid-19.

The Hut Group builds serious infrastructure

The Hut Group builds serious infrastructure

The Hut Group reports increase in sales and EBITDA for 2019 as it highlights its recent investments.

Ocado CTO: Robotics research 'largely uninterrupted' by pandemic

Ocado CTO: Robotics research 'largely uninterrupted' by pandemic

Ocado's CTO describes how the pandemic has not slowed down innovation at the online grocer.

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