Tag: Shopping

‘Three quarters of UK does grocery shopping online’

Image copyright Getty Images More than three quarters of people in the UK now do at least some online grocery shopping, according to supermarket chain Waitrose. It said the growth in online supermarket shopping due to coronavirus was “reminiscent of scaling Everest”. Separate research suggests almost half of consumers feel their shopping habits will change permanently due to the crisis.… Read more →

Delivery giant to hire 10,500 amid UK online shopping surge

Image copyright Hermes Delivery giant Hermes says it will create 10,500 jobs in the UK after seeing a surge in demand from people shopping from home during lockdown. This will include 1,500 full-time roles across its delivery network and head office, and 9,000 freelance couriers. Hermes also said it would not accept any money from the government’s job retention bonus… Read more →

Coronavirus: Harrods hits the shopping mall to stop congestion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Harrods closed the doors of its Knightsbridge store in March Harrods, the upmarket department store, is opening a second outlet in a nearby shopping mall to stop congestion when trading resumes. The new Shepherd’s Bush ‘concept’ store will effectively host Harrods’ summer sale across two floors of the Westfield shopping centre from July. “Harrods Outlet… Read more →

Coronavirus: Shopping centre giant Intu warns of debt default risk

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Intu’s shopping malls, including Manchester’s Trafford Centre, remain ‘semi-closed’ Shopping centre operator Intu has warned that it risks defaulting on its debts unless its lenders give the firm significant breathing space. The coronavirus pandemic has hit rental income and Intu said there was no certainty how quickly the market would recover once the lockdown is… Read more →