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E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon succumbs to pressure announcing it will provide face masks and temperature checks for all staff

April 3, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has succumbed to pressure from staff, unions and government officials announcing plans to launch temperature checks and provide face masks for all staff. Following a week of staff walkouts and the launch of an investigation by New York City’s […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart to begin taking employees temperatures as it seeks to address worker safety concerns

April 1, 2020

Via: Charged

Walmart is set to begin taking employees’ temperatures and providing them with face masks as it tries to address concerns over workers’ safety. The US’ largest retailer which employs over 2 million people worldwide, said it will begin distributing infrared […]


Retail Trends

China’s retail market not set to recover fully until 2nd half of 2020

March 31, 2020

Via: Charged

China’s retail sector is not due to fully recover for the coronavirus outbreak until the second half of 2020, according to experts. Savills China Retail has predicted that although shoppers are now gradually returning to retail outlets and shopping malls […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon staff to strike “until the building gets sanitized” after another employee contracts virus

March 30, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon staff at its key warehouse in New York are planning to strike today in a bid to force the retailer to deep clean the site and provide extra protection for employees. Around 100 workers plan to stage a work […]


Retail Types, Stores

Toys R Us savior B8ta furloughs entire workforce amid pandemic

March 27, 2020

Via: Charged

B8ta, the company responsible for bringing Toys R Us back from the grave, has furloughed its entire workforce. Last week B8ta’s chief executive Vibhu Norby penned a letter to employees stating that all store staff would be furloughed, and any […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online retail sales growth flounders in February

March 20, 2020

Via: Charged

Online retail sales growth fell in February before the real impact of COVID-19 took hold, extending a weak start to 2020 for the sector. In February UK online retail sales growth dropped by 0.4 per cent year-on-year, falling well below […]


Retail Trends

110 retailers shut their doors in the US amid contagion fears

March 19, 2020

Via: Charged

More than 110 retailers have now closed all their stores to limit the spread of the coronavirus as fears grow that all non-essential stores will shut their doors for weeks. Department stores, fashion outlets, homeware stores and technology retailers are […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon warehouse workers strike as staff COVID-19 cases rise

March 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has confirmed the first COVID-19 infection in its US delivery network as its warehouse staff in France strike amid fears of contagion. The retailer’s delivery station in Queens, New York, has been temporarily closed for a deep clean while […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon is struggling to tackle virus price gouging: Here’s why

March 6, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is struggling to contain the spread of price gouging on its site as “bad actors” drive up the prices of highly demanded goods. US Senator Edward Markey called on Amazon on Wednesday to do more to “prevent profiteering on […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon stocks drop more than 10% as coronavirus fallout worsens

March 2, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon’s stock has dropped over 10 per cent in the past fortnight as thousands of third-party sellers struggle with stock shortages. The coronavirus’ fallout on businesses around the world is continuing to worsen while countries around the world scramble to […]