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In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK:

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Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 nd March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks – equivalent to an extra £10.8bn of spending - as shoppers stocked up on groceries and switched back to retail from out-of-home consumption in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Huge increa...
We look at the latest developments from the John Lewis Partnership and M&S that address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This includes the newly introduced Five Point Plan for Waitrose stores.  Five point plan Waitrose & Partners has introduced a five point plan to keep its shoppers and partners safe; Customer numbers are limited so social distancing ca...
Profit delivered by Waitrose was more than offset by decline in John Lewis, as both parts of the business recorded a decline in sales. The Partnership's overall reported a 23.1% decline in profit, its third drop in consecutive years, prompting new Chairman Sharon White to launch a new strategic review of the business that is expected to take three to five years to deliver results. Results i...

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31/03/2020
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
24/03/2020
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic affects more parts of the country, we summarise the latest responses from food retailers in the UK to ensure stores function as efficiently as possible and food and groceries remain accessible to all.
19/03/2020
We share how UK online retailers are using online content, operations and supply chain to help colleagues and shoppers.
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