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New Look, H&M, Harrods, Zara join growing list of temporary store closures

With H&M Group, Inditex, New Look, Reiss, River Island, Clarks & Arcadia Group all taking up a significant market share and all closed in the UK for the time being,...

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Panic buyers “should be ashamed”, says NHS director

At the press conference, NHS England national medical director Stephen Powis said the country should be ashamed that key medical staff were left unable to buy food. Powis referred to...

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Walmart’s Mexico unit pulls elderly workers from checkouts on coronavirus concerns

Grocers including Walmart de Mexico have begun bowing to pressure to pull from stores tens of thousands of elderly workers who pack bags at checkouts as concerns grow about their...

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The continental qualifications for the Bocuse d’Or are also postponed

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the continental qualifications originally announced for spring are postponed at the Bocuse d’Or International Cooking Competition. Copa Maya, the joint qualification for North and South...

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Everything for supply

The corona crisis has put Germany in a state of emergency, and the food industry is right in the middle of it. The sector plays a key role in supplying...

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Coronavirus: Co-op fast tracks 5000-strong recruitment drive

The Co-op is to create 5000 store-based posts which will provide temporary employment for hospitality workers who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus crisis. The grocery retailer said...

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Tesco rations all items to counteract coronavirus panic-buying

Tesco has introduced a three per person limit on all items in a bid to counteract coronavirus-linked stockpiling. In a letter to staff, chief executive Dave Lewis wrote that all...

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L’Oréal Announces Measures To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic In Europe

L’Oréal has announced a series of measures to support those who are at the front-line in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the continent. Garnier will supply free-of-cost hand...

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Metro to build new fresh/frozen distribution center in $420 million project

In a $420 million, five-year project, Canadian food and drug retailer Metro Inc. plans to build an automated distribution center for fresh and frozen products and enlarge an existing produce...

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Aldi named Britain’s best grocer for second year running

Aldi has been crowned Best Grocer for the second year in a row at the Retail Week Awards, beating off stiff competition from runner up, The Co-Op. For 25 years the awards...

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