Stores urged to help vulnerable people missed by government scheme  

Supermarkets and shops are being urged to help get support to the most vulnerable people who may be missed by a national subsistence scheme. The...

Tesco recruits 35,000 workers to get through COVID-19 crisis

Tesco said on Tuesday it had recruited 35,000 additional workers in the last 10 days to help get it through the COVID-19 emergency, which...

Gin firms, Budweiser help out London police with hand sanitiser

London's Metropolitan Police are in the pink after securing a supply of hand sanitiser from the city's gin distilleries, alongside Budweiser, to help keep their...

SPAR puts in place comprehensive social distancing measures

SPAR has implemented a range of new social distancing measures from late last week, strengthening its COVID-19 response. The new guidelines are in line with...

Guild of Fine Food urges shoppers to support independent retailers

The Guild of Fine Food has called on the consumers across the UK to get behind their local independents during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The...

ACS accuses ‘mis-reading of rules’ as officials ask stores to sell only ‘essential items’

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) said officials are indulging in ‘overzealous enforcement’ of lockdown measures after reports emerged of police and council officers...

No choice but to raise prices after wholesale price increases, retailers say

Some food shops in Swindon have been criticised by customers for increasing the prices of staple goods in the coronavirus crisis. But some say they...

Warburtons concentrates on core range to address supply disruption

Warburtons said it is concentrating on a core range of products to ensure baking for longer periods of time. The announcement comes after several retailers...

Supermarkets struggle with online grocery demand

British supermarkets are frantically trying to build up their online operations during the coronavirus emergency but no matter how hard they work they will...

Wholesalers need urgent support from government, Darren Goldney says

Wholesalers are experiencing “differing and more extreme pressures” during the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the government needs to do more for the sector, Unitas...