It’s been an eventful week in UK fashion retail as more stores across Wales and Scotland were permitted to reopen and those in Leicester were forced to shut down again. The lasting effects of the COVID crisis are starting to be seen with retailers making redundancies, closing stores and gearing up their digital operations to cope with shifting consumer behaviour.
We’ve rounded up the key stats of the week with links to the stories the matter (and in the case of the Lidl trainers on that bemuses) so you can head into the weekend feeling informed and inspired.
Here is the w/c 22 June 2020 In Numbers…
The increase in average spend at Landsec shopping destinations in the two weeks after lockdown.
The price of the new “must have” sneaker from value grocer Lidl, which is now selling for up to £300 on eBay.
The turnover for the week after lockdown achieved by value retail giant Primark.
The number of new online customers gained by global giant Mango during the lockdown period.
The proposed number of redundancies Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia is making at its London headquarters.
The branches of John Lewis that are open or scheduled to open; it is not clear how many of the remaining 18 will reopen.
The amount by which iconic department store Harrods intends to reduce its workforce after a round of redundancies.
The number of TM Lewin stores that will disappear from the high street after its new owners carried out a pre-pack admin.
The number of Monsoon and Accessorize stores that are now expected to open after lockdown after 57 more were saved than had been expected.
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