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Ongoing supply chain disruptions have caused Nando’s to shut several restaurants while industry suppliers warn of worse to come. With the ‘pingdemic’ raging on, reduced numbers of lorry drivers and staffing shortages at suppliers have significantly impacted Nando’s operations. The UK based restaurant group recently suffered a chicken shortage and subsequently had to close 45 [...]
Mayor Sadiq Khan is pushing ahead with construction plans for the East End’s fourth and most controversial road river crossing. Construction of the £2bn Silvertown tunnel is well-underway and set for completion in 2025. The tolled road tunnel will span between the Royal Docks precinct and Greenwich peninsula, falling within the Ultra Low Emissions Zone [...]
Citi has re-hired Nathan Sheets as global chief economist, seven years after his departure from the bank to work under former President Obama. Sheets will return to Citi to oversee the global economics team in New York and lead research across all areas of economics. He is set to replace Catherine Mann, who left in [...]
The UK’s return to normality has been accompanied by a return to pre-pandemic shopping habits, with online and overall grocery sales declining. The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar for the period ending 8 August show that grocery sales fell by four per cent. The latest twelve weeks saw the lowest level of online [...]
Clipper Logistics today said it has signed a new contract with John Lewis which promises to create 200 new jobs. Clipper said it will provide additional e-commerce and store replenishment services to the UK department store chain from its new distribution centre. The Leeds-based company, which provides value-added logistics solutions, e-fulfilment and returns management services [...]
UK media group Future, which houses publications like Marie Claire and TechRadar, has acquired rival media company Dennis for £300m in a bid to strengthen its foothold in the US. The deal includes The Week, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach, but not Viz, Fortean Times, Cyclist and Expert Reviews all of [...]
Staycations are set to remain the holiday of choice for Brits seeking to avoid the hassle of Covid-19 regulations on international travel. Data from Square indicates almost half of UK holidaymakers plan to continue staycations in the UK instead of travelling abroad until the pandemic is over, or at least until 2022. Cornwall, the Lake [...]
A group of 28 US House Democrats says the $1 trillion (£725bn) infrastructure bill poised for vote in the Senate falls short in electric vehicle (EV) funding. The current one trillion dollar bipartisan bill includes $7.5bn in electric vehicle infrastructure funding. The 28 Representatives have asked congressional leaders to add $85 billion towards an EV [...]
Vodafone has joined EE in announcing plans to reintroduce roaming charges for users travelling in Europe in a fresh Brexit blow for British consumers. Vodafone announced today it will launch new European roaming passes across its Europe zone from 6 January. The changes will not affect existing customers. However, new and upgrading customers will be [...]
Cruise operator Norwegian has won a court battle allowing it to use ‘vaccine passports’ as a condition for boarding after the state of Florida attempted to ban them from doing so. The global cruise company, which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Sea Cruises brands, sued the state of Florida in July. [...]
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