Retail news round up (09/10/20)


As the sector continues to grapple with the ever-changing landscape of lockdown, retailers explore new initiatives and technologies to stay on top of the game. Here's a roundup of the news items we've been reading this week.

Recent lockdown measures impact on retailers

As the 10pm curfew causes footfall to drop by 28.2% , city centres are hit hardest as consumers stay away from high streets.



Morrisons launch delivery service for students who are isolating

The supermarket chain respond to a call for help from students as thousands find themselves unable to safely access food whilst isolating on campus.



Would you let your consumers try products out 'virtually?'

As competition increases, so does demand from the sector to embrace new technology, as retailers turn to Augmented and Virtual Reality platforms to improve staff training and engage their customer base. 



Covid-19 has changed online shopping behaviours for good according to a new survey

A new survey of countries around the world has highlighted the dramatic global shift towards online shopping - with food & beverage, cosmetics and medicines topping the list as the most bought items.




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