Events

Central Food Hall employs robot in coronavirus fight

Thai supermarket Central Food Hall has begun using UV-C Disinfection Robots to sterilise stores in a move to combat coronavirus transmission. The firm is the first supermarket in the region...

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Furniture giant IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant IKEA is producing face masks and other protective gear for hospitals, joining a growing list of companies branching out of their normal business areas to help meet equipment...

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Lidl donates fruit and veg bags to thousands of NHS staff to keep them healthy

The budget supermarket chain has partnered with Royal Voluntary Service charity to donate bags of fresh produce to hospitals across the UK The supermarket chain has teamed up with Royal...

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Ocado buys 100,000 Covid-19 test kits to ensure ‘safety for all’

Food delivery company Ocado has said its decision to order 100,000 Covid-19 testing kits for staff would help keep grocery supplies flowing and protect both staff and the public –...

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Johnson & Johnson: human testing of its coronavirus vaccine to begin by September

Johnson & Johnson announced  human testing of its experimental vaccine for the coronavirus will begin by September and it could be available for emergency use authorization in early 2021. J&J also...

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Amazon warehouse workers are walking out and Whole Food workers are striking

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that has fared well financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing a bevy of worker strikes. Today, warehouse workers on Staten Island in New York walked...

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As population works from home, Walmart reports increased sales for tops but not pants

In the age of social distancing, working from home has become the new normal. But coronavirus quarantine has led to an interesting trend in fashion: sales for tops are up,...

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China – 2 months ahead of us

POPAI and Shop!* chapters keep in touch and the member organizations are constantly informing each other about the consequences of the virus situation, with particular regard to the development of...

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Coop Italia Freezes Prices Of Packaged Goods For Two Months

Coop Italia has announced plans to freeze the prices of all packaged goods for two months, effective immediately. The initiative, which runs until 31 May, will include both private-label products as...

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Coronavirus: Rationing rule proves effective, says Aldi

Aldi has implemented new protective measures in stores to prevent the transmission of coronavirus amid the pandemic. Aldi has also installed perspex screens at checkouts to keep its colleagues and...

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