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The bane of Europe’s traditional retail stores over the past decade – the Internet – is now the thing they’re clinging to for survival.
Faced with closures because of coronavirus measures and fierce competition from retail giant Amazon, 250 independent UK bookshops have banded together on a new online platform.
With coronavirus sweeping through their rural district, the children of Francis Marion School in Perry County, Alabama, started school online this week. But for many, logging on for class was out of the question.
With public and school libraries closed indefinitely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, book lovers are turning to the Internet to keep their bookshelves stocked.
In Beijing, you will soon be able to order books with your lunch on Chinese food delivery app Meituan
A first batch of 72 bookstores are launching on food delivery platform Meituan “as soon as next week”. Booksellers in China’s capital city have been struggling to stay afloat due to reduced footfall during the epidemic.
Coronavirus: China’s private bookstores struggling to survive as sales drop 90%, stores remain closed
China has over 70,000 brick-and-mortar bookstores, but they are among numerous small and medium-sized enterprises struggling due to a lack of customers. The virus is a further blow to the industry that was already under pressure from online rivals, as well as a growing trend of reading books on electronic devices.
The US$800bil (RM3.31tril) grocery industry is keeping a sharp eye on a strip mall in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. There, sandwiched between a nail salon and a bank branch, Amazon.com Inc is working on the first in a new chain of grocery stores set to open this year.
The milk float, a home-delivery service that evolved from horse-drawn carriages to early electric vehicles, belongs firmly in the past. Or does it?
Fans of The Far Side can finally, legally share the comics online, with creator Gary Larson now having his own website to host some 15 years worth of comedy.