Retail industry

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Optimism among UK business leaders hits record high
Summer spending frenzy could be on cards as studies point to big economic bounceback

Miles Brignall

11, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Next and Homebase announce garden centre tie-up
Deal between retailers will see Next stores offering gardening supplies and advice to clothing shoppers

Miles Brignall

11, Apr, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Shutting up shop: high street names we’ll see no more
From the start of the pandemic, struggling retailers warned that they might not survive. Here are six of the biggest losses

Joanna Partridge

11, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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People are returning to the high street, but the retail crash has changed it beyond recognition | John Harris
The easing of Covid restrictions in England will reveal the effects of the loss of brick and mortar shops in our towns and cities, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

11, Apr, 2021 @11:54 AM

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What are the new Covid rules in England from 12 April?
Easing of restrictions will allow non-essential shops, hair and nail salons, zoos and theme parks to reopen

Rhi Storer

11, Apr, 2021 @11:29 AM

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As the grip of Covid eases, the UK looks set for a classic short-lived boom | Larry Elliott
Heavy borrowing by businesses could easily end in higher inflation and a ballooning trade deficit

Larry Elliott

11, Apr, 2021 @11:01 AM

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‘We’ve been inundated’: England’s beauty salons say cash-splashing clients excited to return
Clamour for salon appointments comes as uncertainty remains over new rules on shorter, basic treatments

Jessica Murray

11, Apr, 2021 @9:40 AM

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Fakin’ the bacon: shoppers flock to try new vegan butchers
People queue for an hour for ‘cuts’ at the latest startups – and now supermarkets are opening meat-free counters

Sarah Johnson

11, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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With one of the lowest Covid rates in Britain, Bath prepares to reopen
The city’s streets may still be deserted, but behind the scenes its restaurants, cafes and shops are a hive of activity

Tom Wall in Bath

11, Apr, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘Staff have been climbing the walls’: battered retailers get ready to reopen
In the Essex town of Harlow, shelves are being filled and bookings taken – but after last year’s false dawns, proprietors feel cautious

Joanna Partridge

10, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Can the UK’s independent shops bounce back?
As stores reopen, one city cobbler is optimistic, while at the hairdresser’s, the waitlist is growing

Introduction by Sarah Butler Interviews by Deborah Linton

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Lockdowns have cost £22bn in lost sales, say British retailers
Shops are ready with greeters and special offers to make in-person shopping an ‘experience’

Lauren Cochrane

10, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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