Fashion retailer Next has made an art form out of integrating physical retail with its online presence, as its results for the 12 months to 25 January 2020 showed. But even it has not been immune from the impact of Covid-19. Since the early 1990s, Next has operated its own inhouse logistics operation, enabling it to become the first online brand to offer next day delivery with a 12pm order cut off. Next can trace its home delivery roots back […]
The transportation and storage industry had a rate of fatal injury around twice the average across all industries, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Events hauliers are counting the cost of the coronavirus outbreak this week as multiple conferences, exhibitions and music events continue to be either cancelled or postponed across the UK and Europe.
Even before coronavirus, bricks and mortar retailers were facing an existential crisis. Soaring business rates, rent reviews, and minimum wages were already putting pressure on the size and scale of physical shops.