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During such a turbulent and uncertain time, you can help your neighborhood by supporting the favorite local businesses you hope to visit once regulations are lifted. Not only does it benefit your community and local economy, but you can also find comfort in the things you enjoyed before lockdown. Storefront or E-Shopping Options Many businesses provide customers the option to shop online to pick-up in person or get items delivered at home. Since shopping for recreational items is currently banned, look into your local toy stores, bookstores, and boutiques to find where you can grab fun items while staying safe. One example of a bookstore that allows for storefront pick-up is Book Therapy, located in Vinohrady. They are a curatedRead more.

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By: Sberbank.cz Prague 20.1.2021. Sberbank increased the number of internal processes managed by robots by 40 percent year-on-year. Since the end of 2020, the bank has also robotized the first processes directly for clients, namely the processing of applications from the new Sberbank e-shop. Thanks to the deployment of the robot, the bank increased the efficiency of processing loan applications that clients submitted through the e-shop, improved the customer experience and improved the service for clients. “Despite the difficult situation in 2020, we managed to further develop the implementation of robots into our operation and now we have reached the number of 43 robotic processes. We partially robotized the first really classic front office process – the new Sberbank e-shop,Read more.

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British retail chain Marks & Spencer has announced it will be closing all its stores in the Czech Republic because COVID-19 related measures and now complications from Brexit have made doing business impossible.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 restrictions, M&S had only been selling food at most of its locations and cutting off much of its clothing and other retail goods sections.  On top of being forced to only sell “essential” items, the chain was also having trouble with importing goods from the UK, citing difficulties with Brexit. On Monday, customers noticed that most of the imported foods were replaced with Czech products, and large signs adorned the shelves saying, “We’re sorry that some of your favourite foods areRead more.