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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 →

Bike sales surge helps Halfords through lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images Surging sales of bicycles during lockdown have cushioned the trading blow from coronavirus for retailer Halfords. It said bike sales had risen 57.1% in the 13 weeks to 3 July as people sought to avoid public transport. As a retailer selling goods considered essential, Halfords did not have to cease trading because of coronavirus. However, a… Read more →