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In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK:

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Following the move of other foodservice wholesalers to target retail sales, as the emergency shut down cuts off their core market amongst out-of-home businesses, Brakes has launched a call & collect service to sell to the general public. Initially made available from three of its distribution depots earlier this week, it has now been extended to eight sites across England. Browse online, order...
We look at what retailers in Ireland are doing to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Aldi Rolling out new social distancing measures, including posters in-store and clear markings on the floor for queuing It is also commencing the installation of protective screens at every till to safeguard its colleagues and customers  Priority hours for the el...
In this article we look at what UK variety discounters are doing to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Temporary store closures B&M will be closing 49 stores as a response to the current trading conditions. The retailer has not announced what stores these will be, but has said it is likely they will be small format stores Poundland will be closing 1...

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02/04/2020
Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered
01/04/2020
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Russia.
31/03/2020
We summarise the responses from Western European retailers during the first few weeks of lockdown and how they’re adapting and evolving. We've also included some initial thoughts on what could come next for retailers, suppliers and shoppers.
31/03/2020
German company BetterHeads has developed AI software which uses a chatbot to conduct initial interviews with job applicants. This has been piloted by Rewe, with plans for rollout.
30/03/2020
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Poland.
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