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Hot Off The Wires - 20 March 2020


  • Ocado is expected to extend product rationing when it reopens for orders on Saturday to “ensure fairer distribution” among consumers in coronavirus rush for groceries.

  • Investors have suffered a dividend hit of at least £600m as some of Britain’s biggest businesses race to conserve cash in the coronavirus crisis.

  • Direct Line said travel insurance claims are set to jump because of the coronavirus outbreak and halted its £150m share buyback programme.

  • Pret a Manger is to cut staff working hours and pay by a quarter across its 550 branches as customers follow government advice to stay at home to dampen the spread of coronavirus.

  • Co-op has unveiled plans to create 5,000 jobs within its stores in an attempt to provide employment for hospitality staff who have recently lost their jobs amid the coronavirus outbreak.



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