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Coronavirus updates from eDelivery: Accelerating the high street’s demise and exposing gig economy vulnerabilities

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As InternetRetailing covers the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the retail sector, we round up the latest coronavirus news and analysis from our sister title, eDelivery.

‘Accelerating the high street’s demise’: Retail weighs the long-term impact of coronavirus

[20 March] The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is already leading to changes in the way people shop, ranging from the minor to the fundamental. Within the industry, companies are already expecting these changes to long outlast the crisis.

Amazon limits third-party fulfilment service to essential items amidst coronavirus online surge

[18 March] Amazon has told Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) users that the service will now be limited to essential items due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus forces change in driver doorstep etiquette as online deliveries ramp up

[16 March] A number of UK retailers and delivery companies have announced new rules for how couriers behave on the doorstep as the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic grows in severity.

Coronavirus exposes vulnerabilities in ‘gig economy’ model

[9 March] With public health authorities warning that a widespread outbreak of the new coronavirus strain (COVID-19) in the UK is overwhelmingly likely, the retail logistics sector may be facing a severe test of its employment structures.

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