Today, we look at how the COVID-19 outbreak has led to the hospitality industry losing huge amounts of money per day, how shop closures have hit new heights and how the head office of Pladis has moved to London.
Category: Business News
Going back to work for someone else after a stint as an entrepreneur can be a fraught experience. While some founders recoil in horror at the idea, others report positive experiences. But whether entrepreneurs enjoy returning to employee life is one question (and a highly personal one at that), but another issue also looms large.
Today, we take a closer look at Morrison’s plans to increase their standard staff pay to 310 per hour, what the Christmas period looked like for Lidl and how China has seen a solid growth in its FMCG Industry in recent times.
In more serious news that we are accustom to for a Friday article, many of the UK’s major supermarkets have warned the government that an ‘urgent intervention’ is needed to prevent further disruption to the food supplies of Northern Ireland.
The latest industry data from Nielsen confirms that supermarkets in the UK experienced their biggest Christmas ever last month, with the online channel playing a key role. The online share of grocery sales more doubled to 12.5% (as oppose to 6.7% in 2019) over the four weeks to the 26th of December. The rise was due to a total of 8.5 million households, just over 30% of all households, shopping for their Christmas groceries online, an increase from 5.7 million households over the festive period in 2019.