Empty clothes rails, beauty and food shelves at Tesco could be a possibility if a strike at the supermarket giant’s warehouses can’t be averted. Over 1,000 distribution staff have voted to strike from December 16.
Manchester-based textiles supplier Swiscot Group is expanding into fashion, launching its own clothing and accessories lines for SS22. The firm has begun supplying clients with white label and private label products.
Clarks has negotiated a deal to end an eight-week strike at its warehouse in Somerset. The UK footwear manufacturer/retailer has settled a dispute with around 100 workers over a controversial ‘fire and rehire’ plan.
UK shoppers plan to spend £8.4 billion on buying Christmas gifts from independent retailers, some £2 billion more that a year ago, new research from Direct Line business insurance shows. That's 28% of their budget.