International Retailers Event horizon
Brexit wraps up at the end of January 2021, and Tesco are warning that its aftermath could be attended by food shortages, should there be dislocation at the ports of entry to the UK. These, they say, should not be too long-lasting, and they warn against panic buying of weisswurst, olive oil and foie gras. Aldi globally are eliminating single-use plastics from their value chain, dropping such items from their inventory as plastic straws, plastic disposable tableware and plastic stemmed cotton buds. And in the US, where nervous participants in that great democratic experiment are calming themselves with online shopping, Walmart has announced a trifecta of sales events for the bleak month of November: a post-election stock up of ammo and toilet paper on November 4, a second on Veterans Day, whenever the heck that is, and the third the day before Thanksgiving, when for the first time ever the stores will be closed. The sales all start online before transitioning in store.
Comment: Why yes, Johnny, you do need an app just to keep tabs on all of the Black Friday events this year!