Aldi, Lidl promoting massive surges in hires for festive season

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl both announced huge hiring initiatives in the past week which include many permanent positions as the Christmas season approaches. Aldi is seeking around 3,000 workers, two-thirds of whom will be needed in stores as they ramp up for what they say will be its “biggest ever” festive period in December. […]

The costs of COVID, new hires eat into Tesco’s sales profits over past year

Report: Watchdog group claims Tesco stopped rivals from opening nearby stores

Tesco’s profits saw a sizable decline during the past year, tumbling by nearly 20% because of the massive costs of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported. After posting more than £1 billion in pretax profit in the previous year, it brought in just £825 million in 2020-21. Those figures and the fact […]

Making positive changes also came from the pandemic

New Covent Garden Market tenants call for clarity over lockdown and Brexit

The concept of a pandemic has been portrayed in movies, sci-fi books, medical journals and contemplated by agencies across the globe. The big picture issues are obvious: food scarcity, stress on medical supplies and services, global cooperation and competition for resources, social upheaval, loss of life, and the light at the end of the tunnel… […]

Court sides with Asda workers in equal pay dispute

Asda shows small decline in third-quarter results, but online business is strong

Shopworkers at Asda have won the latest stage in their fight for equal pay in a ruling that could lead to a £500 million (US$688 million) compensation claim and could have big repercussions for the supermarket sector. The supreme court has backed a 2016 employment tribunal decision that the supermarket’s retail staff, who are mostly […]