A major UK union is calling for retailers to pay a minimum wage of at least £12 per hour, as recent pay rises fail to offset rocketing inflation. Usdaw wants all companies to raise the base level as a step towards £15.
Giant comms and tech agency WPP has launched a digital commerce managed service, called Everymile, to provide luxury brands and companies with a “fully outsourced direct-to-consumer (DTC) e-commerce solution”.
The auction for dominant health and beauty chain boots in the UK has seen some key developments this week, according to a report, with one major consortium dropping out but the owners of Asda still in the running.
Speculation is intensifying over who might buy Boots from its current owner Walgreen Boots Alliance, and the latest names in the frame are the Issa brothers, the retail tycoons who recently took control of Asda.
Dior is the “most trusted” fashion brand for UK consumers, analysis from money.co.uk shows, based on Trustpilot reviews of over 100 worldwide brands. Dior also comes top of the list of the most trusted consumer brands.
Sainsbury’s own-brand Tu clothing sales “remained strong” in the half-year to 18 September, the supermarket giant said Thursday. And with Covid-19 restrictions lifting, its customers have been updating their wardrobes.