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Supermarkets slash beauty ranges as shoppers ditch makeup during lockdown

Social distancing measures have led shoppers to spend less time in supermarket health & beauty aisles

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Delistings: have supermarket product ranges shrunk for good?

Supply issues forced brands and retailers to rationalise when the pandemic hit. But will financial pressures keep ranges simple?

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

Coronavirus has sparked dramatic changes to what’s on shelf in the supermarkets. Here’s what to do if you think delisting is on the cards for your brand

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Waitrose rolls out body-worn cameras to store staff

The retailer will trial the technology in 50 of its branches this month

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The shopworker abuse epidemic: what can be done to stop it?

Retail staff faced a huge rise in verbal and physical abuse at the start of the pandemic. New mask regulations could reignite the problem, or even make it worse

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Government has left face masks row for retailers to deal with

Legislation makes it hard for retailers to insist staff wear face masks, but they must insist customers do

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  • New government-backed guide promises up-to-date Covid advice for retailers

  • Co-op launches its first face coverings for children

  • Wow Stuff claims first with design-your-own face mask kits for kids

  • Coronavirus and Brexit causing increased costs for produce importers

  • Government has left face masks row for retailers to deal with

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

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Guide for SMEs

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