Defying the downturn: what Boohoo, Primark and JD Sports teach us about the brave new world of retail

JD Sports

Barely a week goes by without news of another retailer culling stores, cutting jobs or demanding that landlords renegotiate rents. Arcadia, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon, Boots, Mothercare – the list goes on.

Footfall in May suffered its biggest collapse in six years as shoppers abandoned high streets, shopping centres and retail parks. But as the high street faces a perfect storm of Brexit uncertainty, sterling weakness and an online revolution, the likes of JD Sports, Joules and Boohoo have become poster children for a new era of retail.

Read the full story on the Daily Telegraph.