Government advises UK businesses: It’s time to get back to work

Government advises UK businesses: It’s time to get back to work

Businesses are being discreetly advised by ministers on how to get people back to work in the coming days and weeks amid growing concerns over the economic impact of the lock-down. The Government believes there is plenty of room within the existing restrictions for more people to be working and is now actively encouraging firms to reopen. With this news businesses are now in the process of implementing their back to work strategy with the…

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Extinction Event: March Retail Sales Figures Confirm ParcelHero’s Worst Predictions for High Street

Extinction Event: March Retail Sales Figures Confirm ParcelHero’s Worst Predictions for High Street

Shoppers may never return to the High Street after lockdown, warns the home delivery expert ParcelHero, as March ONS retail sales results show e-commerce sales rose 12.5% YOY in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic. Today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales estimates for March have confirmed dire forecasts for the future of the High Street. The UK home delivery specialist ParcelHero predicted on 4 March, three weeks before the lockdown, that the coronavirus…

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It’s no longer a sin to shop for non-essentials online

It’s no longer a sin to shop for non-essentials online

The end of lockdown may still be a distant prospect, but many online stores are now re-opening their doors, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It believes the Government’s encouragement of e-commerce sales has convinced shoppers it’s no longer wrong to shop for non-essentials online.  The UK still faces many weeks of hardship before it can say the coronavirus crisis is over, but the UK courier expert ParcelHero says that it has seen ‘green shoots’…

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How the Delivery and E-Commerce Sectors are Responding to the Global Pandemic

How the Delivery and E-Commerce Sectors are Responding to the Global Pandemic

As COVID-19 grips the nation and indeed countries around the globe, there is a degree of trepidation in the air with most of us locked down in our homes remote-working, apart from the essential key workers.     This has meant that many stores around the country have been forced to close and have seen their spring sales completely disrupted.  However, where supermarkets and convenience stores are concerned, these have boomed, with Tesco reporting a 30% uplift in sales.  We’ve also seen some real innovation across the industry, for example Morrisons creating pop-ups in hospital…

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‘We Are Like Rats’: ASOS Warehouse Branded ‘Cradle Of Disease’ By Terrified Workers

‘We Are Like Rats’: ASOS Warehouse Branded ‘Cradle Of Disease’ By Terrified Workers

GMB survey reveals 98% of ASOS workers feel unsafe at warehouse amid the Coronavirus crisis  Terrified ASOS workers say they feel ‘like rats’ in a warehouse they have branded a ‘cradle of disease’.  Up to 4,000 people work at the ASOS warehouse in Grimethorpe, Barnsley – and 98% of them feel unsafe at work amid the Coronavirus crisis, according to a GMB survey.  While competitors have closed down to keep the British public safe, ASOS has ramped up their operations in Barnsley.  …

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Signs And Labelling: Battling The Threat Of Workplace Coronavirus

Signs And Labelling: Battling The Threat Of Workplace Coronavirus

Good signage and labelling can play a seminal role in an effective anti-coronavirus (COVID-19) strategy during these difficult times for tens of thousands of UK businesses, says Jim Roberts, product manager, Beaverswood. Employers have become accustomed to managing illness such as flu and colds in the workplace, particularly in the long winter months. However, the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak is causing many to urgently revisit their current policies and practices to ensure continued worker health and…

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Covid-19: Ten steps retailers, importers and delivery companies must take to reduce its impact

Covid-19: Ten steps retailers, importers and delivery companies must take to reduce its impact

The international courier expert ParcelHero has studied the impact of the new coronavirus on retail supply chains worldwide. It reveals its ten steps to mitigate the effect of Covid-19 on international trade and logistics. The sudden spread of Covid-19, the new coronavirus, has created a significant potential threat to global logistics giants and small freight operators alike. The international courier expert ParcelHero says while its final effect on world trade has yet to be determined,…

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Making ‘Last Mile’ Delivery More Environmentally Friendly

Making ‘Last Mile’ Delivery More Environmentally Friendly

As passionate climate activists like Greta Thunberg inspire Generation Z to fight for the future, an Amnesty International survey of 10,000 18 to 25 year-olds late last year found that 41% of them ranked global warming as the number one issue facing the planet. This unprecedented groundswell of concern looks set to change the way a whole generation approaches issues from plastic use and travel to diet and consumption levels in general. As the new…

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What happens to EU shipments after 31 January? ‘Keep calm and carry on,’ says ParcelHero

What happens to EU shipments after 31 January? ‘Keep calm and carry on,’ says ParcelHero

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says the Government’s £100 million Brexit information campaign was largely about a no-deal Brexit; and shippers have been left in the dark about what happens during and after the new transition period. 11pm, Friday 31 January, will go down in history as the moment the UK officially left the EU. But the international courier services expert ParcelHero says the Government’s Brexit web site, which it spent £100m on promoting last year,…

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As importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question the safety of Chinese parcels?

As importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question the safety of Chinese parcels?

ParcelHero says international shoppers are increasingly concerned about Wuhan packages; as new parcel restrictions and factory closures are set to impact on many imported item orders. The spread of the coronavirus is likely to impact significantly on UK importers and consumers, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. It says restrictions on shipments and compulsory factory closures in China’s Hubei province, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, will mean significant delays on…

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