Northern Ireland to reopen locked-down off-licences

Northern Ireland's devolved government is set to reopen off-licences, its justice minister said on Friday, putting the region in line with the rest of...

Businesses get additional three months to file accounts

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced a three-month extension period to file accounts with Companies House in light of the...
Hancocks

COVID-19: Hancocks to close depots

Specialist confectionery cash and carry Hancocks has decided to temporarily close all of its depots from 29 March. The wholesaler said it has taken the...

Nisa postpones Stoneleigh expo

Nisa said it has decided to postpone its annual retail exhibition at Stoneleigh on account of the ongoing coronavirus situation. “This decision has not been...

Coronavirus: Supermarkets may cut services to stay open

Britain's major supermarkets are working on plans to streamline their operations by cutting cafes, counters and other services to enable a depleted workforce to...

‘Accidental stockpiling’ behind shortages, Kantar data suggests

The empty shelves in supermarkets is largely caused by ‘accidental stockpilers’ – those who add a few extra items to baskets and make more...

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...

Tesco limits online shop to 80 items during coronavirus crisis

Tesco will limit the number of items customers can order in an online shop to 80 during the coronavirus emergency, it said on Friday. It...

Sainsbury’s to close 12 convenience stores

Sainsbury's said on Wednesday it will temporarily close 12 convenience stores at locations experiencing extremely low shopper numbers during the coronavirus outbreak, such as...

A third of shoppers say they are stockpiling over coronavirus fears

More than a third of respondents (34%) told a survey that they are already stockpiling food, anticipating a major coronavirus outbreak. The consumer survey held...