What an unprecedented week it’s been for UK retail.

As IMRG reports, the prime minister ordered shops to close, with the honourable exception of those making it on to an ‘essential’ list, as draconian but seemingly necessary measures were issued in the fight against the escalating Covid-19 coronavirus.

Many retailers had already assessed the lie of the land and closed their shops to protect staff and shoppers in this health emergency. Others duly followed in the wake of Boris Johnson’s command, leaving a general feeling of “what now?”

As Sian Hopwood, Senior Vice President for B2B Operations at BluJay Solutions, notes, “now more than ever, suppliers need agility built into their systems to scale their operations, accommodating changes in inventory stocking and adjusting to new consumer buying patterns.”

Read the full story at IMRG.