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Some fitting rooms to stay shut as fashion chains prepare to reopen in England

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Shoppers in England will be finally able to try on jeans, bras, suits and other items of clothing requiring the perfect fit from Monday when several high street chains reopen changing rooms for the first time in a yea...

Pub-goers are braving wet weather to return to local, say pub chains

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Customers have been braving the wet weather to flock back to their local for a pint, according to the pub groups Mitchells & Butlers and Marston’s, which have reported strong demand since reopening in mid-April. T...

Cinema chains count on 007 to restore their Covid-hit takings

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As ticket sales flicker back into life following the reopening of cinemas earlier this month, theatre owners are banking on one film to deliver them pre-pandemic-level crowds and box office success: Bond. Sticking to ...

Overworked, underpaid: workers rail against hotel chains’ cost-cutting

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The hotel industry is rebounding from the pandemic, but workers now fear planned labor cuts could cost tens of thousands of jobs and increased workloads for those who remain. Several of the largest US hotel chains hav...

Yodel drivers begin strike vote, raising fears for UK supply chains

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Yodel’s delivery drivers are voting whether to go on strike in a move that could worsen the UK’s supply chain crisis. The GMB union said it had opened a ballot on industrial action for more than 250 of its members on ...

Retailers press for human rights and environmental checks on supply chains

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Tesco, John Lewis, Primark, Asos and the Co-op are calling on the government to introduce a legal requirement for companies to carry out human rights and environmental checks on their global supply chains. Such “failu...

UK haulage industry tells PM to act on supply chains or face Christmas crisis

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The haulage industry has urged Boris Johnson to step up “lacklustre” efforts to tackle a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers, telling him to act now on supply chains or face a Christmas crisis. Bosses of multiple trade bo...