When Sainsbury's new boss hosts a virtual focus group with supermarket shoppers on his first day in charge on Monday, the conversation will be radically different from the one he might have imagined when he got the job.
M&S has named a new e-tail head as it works on a £1bn recovery plan that involves ramping up its e-tail operations, selling clothing via Ocado and adding third-party brands to its webstore and physical shops.
British supermarket group Asda got a sales boost in the first quarter from consumers stocking up before the coronavirus lockdown but it also highlighted that 90% of its shoppers now fear an economic depression.
U.K.-based multinational groceries chain Tesco PLC has found abuses against migrant workers at its stores and distribution centres in Malaysia and Thailand, it said in its annual modern slavery statement.
Warpaint London, the beauty specialist that owns the W7 and Technic brands, reported 2019 results on Wednesday and said sales to the EU have grown, while a Tesco deal could be the first of many. But profits are down.
P&G beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit on Friday as it reported its best U.S. sales growth in decades thanks to consumers stockpiling cleaning essentials in lockdowns against the coronavirus.