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Retailers stop taking orders over weather risk

MAIN supermarkets and online shops have stopped taking orders in Scotland in the run up to Christmas, because of the weather. Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda have halted orders or suspended deliveries, after last week's wintry weather brought the transport network to a standstill. Many are struggling to cope with a backlog of deliveries. Couriers including Parcel Force and Home Delivery Network have been hit as well as Boots and M-amp;S.