Covid-19

La Unión supports Almeria businesses this Christmas

La Unión supports Almeria businesses this Christmas

Published on Dec 29th, 2020

 

Instead of having a Christmas dinner this year with its employees, La Unión Corp. is going to purchase 1,500 Christmas hampers containing 100% Almeria products to help reactivate the economy and suppliers in the province. Several large multinational companies have also chosen to support local suppliers through local campaigns aimed at developing a circular economy in these trying times.

Tesco to return money meant to support struggling retailers

Tesco to return money meant to support struggling retailers

Published on Dec 14th, 2020

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UK retailer Tesco has promised to pay back the £585 million it saved from a business rates holiday aimed at helping struggling retailers cope with the Covid-19 crisis. Tesco’s chairman, John Allan, said that the retailer was conscious of its responsibilities to society and that the Big 4 giant did not need the saving due to remaining open and trading strongly throughout the pandemic.

Sharp drop in cargo handled at European ports

Sharp drop in cargo handled at European ports

Published on Dec 14th, 2020

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Shipping companies have suffered heavily from the effects of the pandemic, with volumes handled dropping by over a third in some cases. In the first nine months of 2020, Northern European ports registered a 6% fall in volumes compared to the same period in 2019, handling 31.3 million TEU, according to data published by container-news.com

UK supermarket sales growth continues 

UK supermarket sales growth continues 

Published on Nov 19th, 2020
Photo: Kantar

Supermarket sales in the UK were up 9.3% for the August-October period. However, unlike with the first lockdown, there is no evidence of consumer panic-buying at this stage, according to Kantar data. Wales registered the strongest growth (15%), which is where restrictions were tightest.

Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, said: “Welsh shoppers increased their spending by an average of £10 during the week when the ‘firebreak’ lockdown came into effect.”

Director of Proexport advocates diversification of production and markets to cope with Covid-19

The strategies of largest Russian retail chains during pandemic

The strategies of largest Russian retail chains during pandemic

Published on Oct 13th, 2020
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As predicted earlier, Covid-19 keeps on threatening the health of the citizens from many countries, and to those countries’ economics consequently. The managers of all the businesses speculates over the approaches to be chosen, and schemes to be adopted.

No wonder, the World Food Moscow's forum of the leaders of food retail market where top managers of the largest Russian retail brands spoke about their strategies during the spring’ upsurge of the pandemic, created large interest of the audience.

Segura Food Bank distributes 257,600 meals in Murcia donated by School Fruit Programme

Segura Food Bank distributes 257,600 meals in Murcia donated by School Fruit Programme

Published on Oct 07th, 2020

 

Various charities in Spain’s Murcia Region are benefiting from the donations of fruit and vegetables. Part of the Programme of Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Schools of the Region of Murcia, the food is allocated by the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment to the Segura Food Bank in response to the difficulties caused by Covid-19 for educational centres as 

AECOC to pay tribute to sector’s key role

Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic

Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic

Published on Sep 09th, 2020
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Sales of organic produce have surged in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to data published by Waitrose. During lockdown, the UK retailer registered a 13% rise in organic food sales, and a doubling in searches for its Organic Duchy range during the period. In recent months, sales of organic vegetables are up 23% from the same period in 2019, with 52 bags of organic carrots, 34 blueberry punnets and 39 bags of bananas sold every hour.

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