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Shoppers at Next’s stores will now be able to choose a pot plant along with their polo shirts effective from Monday. This reportedly comes as a result of a tie-up between the fashion retailer and the renowned home improvement and garden center retailer Homebase, wherein the latter will put small garden centers in Next’s fashion stores. Reportedly, this new venture named Garden by Homebase at Next is coinciding with the reopening of non-essential shops. Under this partnership, Homebase garden centers are expected to open within the Next stores operating across Sho
Sales of electric and hybrid car in the UK have reportedly hit record levels in March, which is traditionally the biggest month of the year for motor dealers. This significant rise in sales is credited to heightened demand for green vehicles despite the fall in overall trade than before the COVID-19 crisis. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders statistics, the sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids together have accounted for 13.9% of the market, up from 7.3% during previous year. This shows rising inclination towards the cars that produce lesser ca
Nearly two million of the lowest-paid workers in the United Kingdom are set to receive a hike from Thursday, 1st April 2021. The news comes after an increase in the statutory minimum wage rates was made by the government, add sources privy to the matter. Despite that, several workers are less likely to feel better off as the rise in pay comes on the same day as household bills are hit by inflation-busting increases. Sources cite that workers in the age group of 23-24 are anticipated to be the largest beneficiaries after the gov
Swedish multinational automobile manufacturing company, Volvo Cars, has reportedly announced that it plans to provide paternity leave across its global workforce of 40,000, from next week. Under this new policy, the company is going to provide all its employees at least 24 weeks of parental leave irrespective of gender or location covering, 80% of their base pay. According to the carmaker, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., this new policy has been inspired by the parental rights that are practiced in Sweden, wherein the government compensates
Leading supermarket chain, Asda, has reportedly announced to the it is removing plastic bags from all fruit and vegetable aisles across its 630 nationwide stores as a part of company efforts towards effective waste management. According to reports, this move would eliminate over 100 million pieces of plastic from the supermarket shelves annually. The initiative would also bring into effect measures such as asking customers to buy a bag or bring their own bags. Under this new initiative, the supermarket will provide reusable bags produced
Amidst the closure of shops by various High Street brands that were hit hard by the rolling lockdowns, British chocolate brand Thorntons has reportedly announced that it intends to shut all of its 61 store locations. This decision is expected to put over 600 jobs at risk. According to the company, it had been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the closure of its stores in crucial holiday period during Christmas and Easter. Commenting on the move, retail director of Thorntons, Adam Goddard stated that the company has
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