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Edward Story

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Simon Jupp

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Jack Wain

Associate

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Authors

Edward Story

Partner

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Simon Jupp

Senior associate

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Jack Wain

Associate

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18 December 2020

Consumer and retail in the news

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Issue 393

COVID-19 has presented a range of challenges for the retail sector. Our dedicated webpage sets out some of the areas of impact which have given rise to legal issues and how businesses can navigate these. Read more here.

Welcome to our last weekly round-up of top consumer and retail news stories for 2020. On behalf of all of us here at Taylor Wessing, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a confident and optimistic start to the new year.

Here are this week's top stories in the consumer and retail sector:

Sherry sellers toast as lockdown fuels homemade cocktails

(The Guardian)

UK supermarkets prepare for COVID Christmas shop with traffic lights and 24-hour openings

(The Guardian)

40% of all new online spend goes through Amazon amid pandemic

(Charged Retail)

Verishop launches "Shop Party" for online video shopping with friends

(Fashion United)

TalkTalk close to backing £1.8bn takeover by "Rottweiler"

(Sky)

EU Digital Services Act to regulate Big Tech

(BBC)

Hamleys to leverage eBay to reach new customers

(Charged Retail)

Replica kits prompt CMA probe into JD Sports & Greaves Sports

(Retail Gazette)

Boohoo chair addresses supply chain failings with pledge to reform

(Retail Gazette)

Royal Mail trials drone delivery

(The Retail Bulletin)

Debenhams closing down sale begins amid liquidation

(Retail Gazette)

Moss Bros CVA proposals approved by creditors

(Retail Gazette)

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