John Lewis of Hungerford Plc (LON: JLH) has come forward to support the lockdown measures by temporarily halting its click and collect services.
- As per the company’s announcement, click and collect services based within its shops will be closed for new orders and no non-essential services will be accepted.
- The company has, however stated that all the existing bookings will be honoured, wherever the customer wants to proceed.
- The move will discourage non-essential travel which the customers do by ordering online and collecting goods physically from the stores.
- The company has also said that Waitrose shop workers will have to wear face masks while working behind protective screens as well as in the back of house areas.
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- Commenting on the development, executive director, operations of the company Andrew Murphy, stated that highly aware of the situation the country is in at a critical point in the pandemic. He added that though the formal guidelines have not altered by the government, this step is required to further enhance our covid-security and associated operational policies, in the interest of customers and the partners.
- On 13 January 2021, the stocks of John Lewis of Hungerford Plc (LON: JLH), remained unchanged at its previous closing, hovering at around GBX 0.73 at 09:15 AM GMT+1.