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. And against the increasing appeal of online shopping to a conscious, discriminating and tech-savvy market, the role of bricks versus clicks has long been in debate. The virus is accelerating trends that were already evident and now, as retailers resume trading, new opportunities emerge and existing challenges demand […]
The scale of the worldwide Covid-19 vaccine programme has resulted in UPS hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers to undertake the transport and distribution of healthcare products.
Tesco has been stopped from unilaterally withdrawing entitlements to retained pay for workers at its Livingston distribution centre following a ruling in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.