Online shopping will stick post-Covid-19

Shopping habits that have been forced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic will stick beyond the crisis, the outgoing boss of Sainsbury’s believes. “When people get into the habit of ordering their groceries online it’s likely to be sticky,” CEO Mike Coupe said this...

John Lewis scraps executive brand role

The John Lewis Partnership is bringing back separate director roles for John Lewis and Waitrose in a move it says will allow it to get the “best of both worlds” out of its new management structure. The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has ditched its plans to have a...

Covid-19 furloughs compromise marketers’ effectiveness

Many companies have taken the decision to furlough a proportion of their workforce due to the coronavirus, in effect putting their employment on hold rather than triggering mass redundancies. Some 43% of UK brand marketers have seen either ‘very significant’ or...

How habits are changing as Brits adapts to lockdown

Britain is adapting to a new way of life. We are shopping less frequently but spending record amounts when we do, eating more lunches at home, boosting sales at convenience stores and forcing supermarkets to dramatically increase their online capacity. This might feel...