Boots in rent war; Inglot lustre fades; and Greencore Covid pay cuts – The Irish Times

Pharmacy giant Boots is the latest big retailer to find itself at odds with landlords over rent during the Covid pandemic. Mark Paul writes that the pharmacy and wellcare group is facing two legal actions from landlords after “pausing” rent for discussions on new terms.

Also struggling is Inglot, the make-up brand popular with younger, social-media savvy customers and for whom Love Island star Maura Higgins. The family running the business in Ireland and Britain – the Swarbriggs – is putting its holding company into liquidation. Mark writes that the brand will continue to operate online and wholesale in Ireland.

Workers at a the English factory of Irish sandwich maker Greencore at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak were told they would be paid less than £100 a week if they had to self-isolate, union officials have claimed, after nearly 300 cases emerged among the 2,000 strong workforce.

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