The latest More Than a Shop podcast explores the changing landscape of UK high streets. Elizabeth Alker is joined by industry experts - Central England Co-operativeās Chief Executive, Debbie Robinson, and the IGD's Head of Shopper Insight, Rhian Thomas - who talk passionately about how the high street is still relevant.
Convenience retailer, the Co-op, has announced plans to create 5,000 store-based roles in a bid to provide temporary employment for hospitality workers who have lost their jobs and to increase support for local communities, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Recruitment procedures have been simplified so that candidates can apply for positions by walking into their nearest Co-op with a view to starting work in a matter of days.
Techno-geeks and trend conscious phone users in the town of Wick and its surrounding areas will no longer have to rely on the internet or have to travel to Inverness to suss out which of the latest smartphones suits them best. That's because following an extensive refresh the Tesco superstore in Wick has seen a Tesco Phone Shop added to the many services it offers.
Tesco in Wick are now offering a meeting room free of charge for one off or regular weekly meetings. Part of their relaunch involves offering facilities to the community.
Tesco is helping customers to accessorise their homes with the latest design trends, through the launch of its transformed homeware range. The range, led by a new team, reflects current fashions and offers a choice of five key Spring/Summer trends.
Competition in the supermarket bakery sector is set to take off in Caithness as fast-growing discount chain Lidl gets ready to roll out in-store bakeries. The German retailer, which has over 580 stores in the UK, has already completed many bakeries across the UK.
Tesco stores raise over £25,000 for British Red Cross services in the Highlands Tesco Wick raised the most amount of money for the British Red Cross in the Highlands, raising over £6,500. Tesco stores across the Highlands have raised more than £25,000 in 2007 for local British Red Cross services.