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FairPrice launches mobile supermarket in Singapore

Singapore supermarket chain FairPrice has launched a mobile grocery service dubbed ‘FairPrice on Wheels’, delivering essential groceries closer to customers’ homes. With FairPrice on Wheels, customers living far away from...

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Fearing new virus wave, France refines end of lockdown plans

France offered retailers some relief on Thursday, saying it wanted them to reopen when a nationwide lockdown ends on May 11, though some curbs could remain in certain areas to...

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The return of the customer

German city centres are experiencing a significant increase in pedestrian frequencies following the easing of corona restrictions in retail. Customers are returning to shopping locations. However, detailed census data from...

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EU Sets Out Support For Struggling Farmers

The European Commission has proposed measures to support farmers hit by the coronavirus restrictions, including aid to store surplus dairy and meat products. Under the proposals, the Commission will grant aid...

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Houston malls may re-open for curbside pickup orders

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a “retail to-go” plan that may allow malls in the state to take orders and deliver them curbside on their properties and several Houston...

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Thousands of UK pubs will go under without bailout, industry warns

Thousands of pubs will close for good unless they are granted a special bailout, the industry trade body has warned, after the government said pubs would be among the last...

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Amazon to launch ultra-fast delivery service in UK

Amazon is reportedly retrofitting nine of its existing depots in order to handle fresh produce and fulfil grocery orders within hours. The service is said to be a merging of...

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Shoppers Resume Stockpiling As UK Govt Extends Lockdown, Study Finds

Shoppers in the UK resorted to a second wave of stockpiling in the week ended 19 April after the government extended the lockdown, according to latest data from Edge by...

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Oktoberfest to be cancelled this year

This year’s Oktoberfest, the famous German beer festival, will be cancelled – the Bavarian prime minister announced on Tuesday – 444.hu wrote after Deutsche Welle. Although the pandemic-stricken Germany bans...

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Asda Introduces ‘Scan & Go Mobile’ Service In All Stores

UK retailer Asda has rolled out the ‘Scan & Go Mobile’ service in all 581 stores to encourage contactless shopping in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The service allows customers...

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