Global Trends 2020

Special shopping hours for vulnerable

In Australia, Woolworths have designated 7-8am as a protected shopping window for their vulnerable customers – including the elderly and disabled. This is to ensure that they have a safe shopping space, away from aggressive panic buyers, and are able to get the food that they need.

Source: https://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/health/news/special-hours-for-older-shoppers

Beyond bailouts, quarantine and empty hotels: what does coronavirus mean for travel?

As COVID-19 put a stop travelling and grounded planes, the travel and hospitality sector has been left wondering when – if at all – we will ever return to a world of cheap flights and global adventure.

Most UK offices stand empty

UK-based landlord Land Securities offered a glimpse of the impact of covid on office usage as it reported a £837m loss. Less than ten per cent of its office sites were in use and many of its tenants are now struggling to pay their rent.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52629786