Closed UK shop, Boden, with Covid-19 messages Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash

Report: worse to come from Covid-19; retailers despair or adapt

UK retailers experienced a drop in footfall of around 60% in the second week of March, following warnings about the coronavirus outbreak – with worse set to follow, according to new figures from analyst CACI. However, the group predicts that more agile retailers will eventually emerge from the crisis with an advantage. A survey by the group has found that the vast majority of consumers (86%) have made changes to their non-food shopping behaviour, though there have been geographic differences to the response. The research was carried out before the latest restriction…

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