The first week of home isolation and closing stores in the UK saw mixed results for e-tail, which slowed by 2.2% year-on-year, even though week-on-week sales accelerated due to stockpiling. But fashion saw a huge plunge.
Running across multiple channels, the campaign will aim to change people’s behaviour in countries across Africa and Asia to raise awareness of the need for proper hand hygiene to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Thursday’s decision by Next to close its online retail operation temporarily could be a tipping point, an analyst said, with more retailers likely to follow suit as they respond to worker concerns over social distancing.
The very public apology made by Frasers CEO Mike Ashley on Friday underlines the importance of good PR during the coronavirus crisis and an analyst has said that "exemplary ethics will pay off" once the outbreak is over.
The coronavirus pandemic is dominating most consumers’ and businesses’ thinking at the moment, but companies and market analysts are still looking to a post-coronavirus world in which other subjects come to the fore.
Consumer goods giant Unilever Plc said on Tuesday it would protect its workforce from the financial impact of the coronavirus by continuing to pay contractors and other part time staff for up to three months.
The arrangement aims to ensure that those who are unable to work continue to receive full pay. This includes people who have tested positive, those who have to self isolate and parents who are unable to work remotely.