Police have warned they are “struggling” to enforce coronavirus rules after the 10pm curfew on pubs amid calls for the sale of alcohol in shops to be banned from 9pm.
Business Matters speaks to hundreds of SME’s each week and there’s not been one that hasn’t had to pivot and alter their offering product online in some way.
Following today’s release of Joules Q1 figures for 2020/21, Emily Salter, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, commented: ‘‘Joules has proved its resilience and the strength of its brand appeal as its retail revenue only fell by 5%, protected by strong sales growth online despite already high online penetration (57% in FY2019/20).
Affiliate marketing is a very clever way to earn money online. If you are not familiar with the term, what it means is that by promoting other people’s products, often through an affiliate network, you are able to earn a commission if people end up buying thanks to your marketing.
A Welsh business that sources and sells natural and organic health and beauty products has hit the £25 million turnover mark, after increasing sales by 25% year on year.
Problems with using public transport since the start of the pandemic have prompted a rise in demand for car services and a surge in bike sales at Halfords, although the company has warned that profits could have a “natural fall-off” later this year.
The owner of High Street fashion chain Primark has said sales have been higher than expected since stores reopened after lockdown, but are still lower than last year.
Amazon said it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the United States after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China.
Pret a Manger is to cut nearly 2,900 jobs after the desertion of high streets due to the coronavirus pandemic sent its sales plummeting, fuelling concerns about the economic impact of sustained remote working.