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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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23 July 2021

Consumer and retail in the news

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Issue 422

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.

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

Robot crash at Ocado warehouse leads to mass cancellation of orders
(BBC News)

Inedible by-products of Cornflakes production turned into biodegradable, water-resistant packaging
(Food Navigator)

Waitrose looks beyond deforestation-free to 'forest positive' palm oil supply
(Food Navigator)

Soho scores slam dunk with first official NBA store
(Retail Gazette)

Iceland shuts stores in first move by UK supermarkets
(Charged Retail)

Surge in side hustles sees Esty seduce sellers
(Charged Retail)

Nike running low on trainers as suppliers just can't do it
(Charged Retail)

Fastest quarterly growth ever for UK retail sector in Q2
(The Guardian)

Debt interest payments by UK government hit £8.7 billion for June whilst borrowing falls
(The Guardian)

COVID passports for nightclubs confirmed
(Business Live)

Government takes aim at fake reviews
(Daily Business Group)

JD sports takes stake in Gym King
(Drapers Online)

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