Wednesday 29 July 2020 / 2:06 PM Business / Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband responds to Amazon’s announcement of free deliveries for online food orders

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, responding to Amazon’s announcement of free deliveries for online food orders in certain areas, said:

“The food retail sector has played a hugely important role during the Covid-19 pandemic, from those working in the supply chain, to supermarket staff and delivery van drivers.

“The pandemic has changed how people live, work and shop, and retailers have adapted in response, with grocery sales helping drive up retail figures.

“The world increasingly moving online means scope for innovation, but there must be a level playing field between the high street and online retail. Time after time the Tories have disadvantaged businesses based on bricks compared to businesses based on clicks.”