While the number of suppliers responding to Tacon’s annual questionnaire doubled this year, the regulator admitted she was still not happy with the number of people coming forward to complain. Fewer than half of the direct suppliers taking part in the survey said they would consider raising issues with the regulator. … [Read more...] about Tesco suppliers say retailer worst at following grocery code of practice
Chris Williamson, chief economist at economic survey firm Markit, said: “Retail sales growth slowed in May after a sunshine-related burst of spending in April, but the underlying trend remains impressively strong and adds to the likelihood of interest rates rising later this year rather than being delayed until 2016.“ … [Read more...] about Retail sales see slight increase as food buying offsets drop in clothing sales
Poundland said shop workers would be asked to transfer to nearby stores if there were vacancies because other colleagues were absent due to the pandemic. If there is no work available nearby, the company said it would look to access the government’s lay-off scheme for shop workers to “protect jobs for the future”. The retailer has 860 stores in the UK and Ireland. … [Read more...] about Poundland to mothball one in 10 stores as shoppers heed coronavirus advice
The chief executive, Dave Lewis, said: “We’re doing everything we can to increase the number of slots available and to support vulnerable people. We’ll expand the number of slots available each week but this still isn’t enough to meet the demand. For this reason, it is vital that customers who can come into stores and shop for themselves do so.” … [Read more...] about UK supermarkets ease coronavirus shopping restrictions
The company reportedly wants to hire 300,000 more shoppers to be put at risk instead of paying shoppers who already work for the company fair wages. (We have no set hourly pay. We get paid per order.) It’s not rare for shoppers like me to see triple batches (three orders in one) that can pay as low as $7 all together, including the 60¢ per mile Instacart says they pay us from store to customer. Going out for such little pay is a real slap in the face. To think that Instacart ever thought we deserved such low pay is disgusting, but especially now, with this pandemic, you would think they would pay us better. But that’s simply not the case. … [Read more...] about Why is Instacart making its contract workers risk their health to do their job?