Friday, July 1, 2022


Omicron slams UK retail recovery, says British association

The number of shoppers visiting UK stores slid 18.6% in December compared with two years earlier, or before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Apple closes all New York City stores to shoppers as Covid-19 cases rise

Globally, concerns over the Omicron variant have prompted major companies to tighten their protocols.

US retail sales up 8.5% this holiday season

Online sales were up 11% and in-store sales up 8.1% between Nov 1 and Christmas Eve, according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse study.

Zara owner and H&M bounce back from pandemic blues

Companies are battling to source products and raw materials in a robust global economic recovery as the pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life in parts of the world.

US port logjam brings early Christmas for importers

Dozens of ships carrying hundreds of thousands of containers remain at anchor outside the Los Angeles harbour, waiting for a berth on docks packed to capacity.

Covid jabs to be made mandatory for all retail workers

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi says this will be made a prerequisite for companies to be given approval to resume operations.

China’s luxury shoppers call in the tidy teams

In the era of the couch-shopper, there is also a downside to chasing fashion.

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