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Coronavirus has given Tesco a big boost—well, sort of. Grocery sales in the UK are now at record levels. But the pandemic has also introduced a lot of other costs, such as sanitization and paying absent workers, that Tesco estimates could cost up to £925 million this year.Quartz

Tesco’s sales are soaring, but so are its coronavirus-related costs

Last month, grocery sales in the UK hit a record £10.8 billion, 20% up from the same time last year, due to higher demand because of Covid-19.

You'd think that would be nothing but good news for Tesco, Britain's largest grocery chain. But the pandemic has introduced other costs—like paying absent workers

Last month, grocery sales in the UK hit a record £10.8 billion, 20% up from the same time last year, due to higher demand because of Covid-19.

You'd think that would be nothing but good news for Tesco, Britain's largest grocery chain. But the pandemic has introduced other costs—like paying absent workers and increased cleaning measures.

The company thinks coronavirus could cost it up to £925 million this year.

Our new reality

What’s the general WFH mood? A new Qualtrics study talked to 1,000 US adults who had to set up their new home offices overnight because of the pandemic. The firm found there was an overall sense of stress and anxiety—but with a couple of silver linings.Quartz at Work

A new survey captures the mood of people who now work from home

The COVID-19 crisis has created unprecedented changes to how businesses operate. Seemingly overnight, a significant portion of the world’s commerce has shifted from offices to homes, as businesses have been forced to transition to Work From Home on a massive scale. As this survey shows, the uncertainty

The COVID-19 crisis has created unprecedented changes to how businesses operate. Seemingly overnight, a significant portion of the world’s commerce has shifted from offices to homes, as businesses have been forced to transition to Work From Home on a massive scale. As this survey shows, the uncertainty and rapid changes have been enormously stressful for employees, forcing workers to merge their personal and professional lives on the fly while dealing with the isolation of social distancing and concerns around contracting the illness.

This sudden shift to WFH has been tough. At Deloitte, we’ve put considerable thought into how to best handle this unique challenge. Deloitte India has produced a guide to cybersecurity best practices when working from home; Deloitte’s Resilient podcast dedicated a full episode to the switch to remote work, interviewing leaders from across Deloitte’s Human Capital, Future of Work, and Cyber practices; and Deloitte Australia has blogged on how to stay sane during these uncertain times. This is just a sampling of the content we’re already produced, and more is on the way.

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