Festive season power cuts will impact retail

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Power outages may well play a key role in festive season shopping, with retailers bracing themselves for disruptions in the wake of traditional electricity consumption spikes and increased cable theft in the upcoming holiday period.

This is the view of Jack Ward, MD of Powermode, a power provisioning company. He says retailers without standby power generators could be impacted by failing electricity distribution systems as well as a predicted ramp-up in cable theft this summer.

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