Morrisons' new look

Morrisons is set to unveil a new store design. The new look will be an "evolutionary change from the existing format". The first of the new stores will be a renovated Safeway that will open in Crowborough, East Sussex next year. The company has near-term plans to add ten stores to its portfolio of 373.

Age of robotics

RDA Yorkshire Forward plans to stimulate growth in the region's industry. They include setting up a Centre of Food Robotics and Automation to boost productivity.

Give us Respect

Shopworkers union Usdaw launched its Usdaw United Against Abuse campaign on its national Respect for Shopworkers Day on 12 July.