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Waitrose digital chief Ben Stimson confirms departure

Stimson has been with the company for a decade and moved into his current role in May 2019

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Waitrose rolls out drive-through collection service

Some locations also offer John Lewis click & collect and return services

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Waitrose wins with ‘spacious, clean and calm’ store

Waitrose’s ‘respectful’ staff not only adhered to social distancing guidelines but checked customers were wearing face coverings when entering the store

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Face mask rules may have to be reviewed, warns House of Lords report

The new rules have added to rising tide of violence and abuse directed towards shopworkers


Face mask rules add to ‘worst week’ of staff abuse, Co-op reports

The convenience retailer said it recorded 990 incidents of anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse

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Is violence against UK shopworkers getting worse in the pandemic?

Retail staff have reported being verbally and physically attacked when enforcing social distancing measures and buying limits on products 

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