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04/08/2020

How can high streets recover from the impact of Covid-19?

Words: Simon Wicks

High streets are taking a battering under Covid-19. Simon Wicks asked five experts how we can restore the heartbeat to the UK’s town centres and  local economies

On July 9, John Lewis announced the closure of eight stores, including its flagship Birmingham branch. It is far from the only household name to be shutting up shops. On the same day, Boots closed 48 opticians. Coffee chain Pret a Manger has closed 30 stores. T M Lewin and Harveys have closed completely.

Hundreds – thousands – of smaller chains and independents are facing closure, too.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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