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The Curious Case of Pharrell Williams

In 2014 Pharrell Williams told GQ magazine he’s “the laziest person you’ve ever met. That’s a fact.” Maybe it is fact considering he was fired from three different McDonald’s for being lazy, but the music mogul has produced several hit tracks including ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ (Britney Spears), ‘Happy’ (one of the world’s bestselling


Sainsbury’s is launching a virtual queing system to help vulnerable shoppers social distance

Sainsbury’s is introducing a virtual queuing system across its UK stores helping vulnerable customers avoid crowds when grocery shopping. Sainsbury’s has partnered with Ufirst to roll out its new virtual queuing system, which it is set to trial at five UK stores in Pimlico, Leicester North, Watford, Newham Royal Warf and Uxbridge until mid-August.


Deliveroo sparks IPO speculation after appointing new CFO

Deliveroo has sparked fresh speculation that it is considering an Initial Public Offering (IPO) after appointing a new chief financial officer. Ex-Expedia executive Adam Miller will join Deliveroo as its new finance chief bringing a nine-month search to an end, according to Sky News. On Wednesday, Deliveroo’s founder and chief executive Will Shu informed staff


What can retailers do with their spring 20 stock mountain?

Retailers face being left with mountains of unsold spring and summer stock. What can they do with all that excess inventory?   Sitting in empty shops and piling up in distribution centres, excess stock has become a multibillion-pound problem for fashion retail as the coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate trade.