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Gove plays down likelihood of mandatory face masks in shops

Prime minister Boris Johnson indicated last week he was weighing up making the wearing of face masks compulsory in England

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Waitrose launches designer face masks from British Fashion Council

The masks feature designs by British fashion houses including Mulberry, Julien Macdonald, Halpern and Rixo

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How to make supermarket shopping feel safer and more normal

In the era of social distancing, supermarket trips are fraught with stress. So stores are looking to make things easier with lo-fi and hi-tech solutions

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Growers seek to reassure public after Herefordshire farm coronavirus outbreak

The NFU said the industry was taking the threat of coronavirus ‘incredibly seriously’

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📍Map: locations of UK food businesses with coronavirus outbreaks

These are the locations of UK food manufacturing, packing and farming facilities where coronavirus outbreaks have been confirmed

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Are meat factories more susceptible to coronavirus outbreaks?

A series of outbreaks have raised alarm over worker conditions. But the industry says it has prioritised safety, and shouldn’t be a scapegoat

  • 📍Map: locations of UK food businesses with coronavirus outbreaks

  • How convenience stores can hold on to customers post-lockdown

  • John Lewis to close eight stores as Boots axes 4,000 jobs

  • Boost for convenience and high street food stores to last after coronavirus, survey suggests

  • Tesco ditches one-way aisles, but mults keep two-metre distancing for now

  • Sainsbury’s sourcing Spanish and Italian eggs to meet demand

  • Poundland revenues flat as rivals open in former Poundworld sites

  • Food hygiene inspection backlog ‘massive and mounting’, experts warn

  • Ocado relaunches shopping app after pulling it in March due to soaring demand

  • Government sets out plans to crack down on shopworker abuse

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Supply Chain & Sourcing

  • Prompt payment: how do food and drink manufacturers compare?

  • How have UK supermarkets fared in Oxfam’s latest human rights rankings?

  • How do UK food standards differ from the rest of the world?

  • Are meat factories more susceptible to coronavirus outbreaks?

  • Why won’t the government legislate for food standards?

Britain's Biggest Brands 2020

The UK’s top 100 grocery brands ranked by absolute value

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Guide for SMEs

  • Guide for SMEs: what should you do if your brand gets delisted?

  • Guide for SMEs: How to nail your CBILS application in eight steps

  • Guide for SMEs: what is the flexible furlough scheme and how do you use it?

  • Guide for SMEs: how to pivot your business model

  • Guide for SMEs: Five small brands on coping with the coronavirus pandemic

  • Guide for SMEs: how to start selling on Amazon

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