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COVID-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shops

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The outlook for high street stores seems gloomy. Social distancing measures and lockdowns have driven people to shop online, leading to shop closures and a boom for online retailers such as Amazon. Before the...

Department store closures: the case for a national programme to fill empty space

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Debenhams, one of the UK’s leading department stores chains, is set to permanently close its 97 remaining outlets in England and Wales during the first two weeks in May. Having already closed its...

How retail giants could thrive on the post-pandemic high street

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Even before COVID-19, the British high street was undergoing slow and painful decline. Independent shops were struggling, department stores were fighting for survival, and well known chains were scrapping over market share. A year...

Pandemic-era retail: No shoes, no shirt, no mask — no service?

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Masking is currently required to access retail stores across Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently, every province has regulations in place that require customers to wear masks before entering stores to...

Food and drink products with pro-environment ‘ecolabels’ are more appealing to shoppers – new...

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What’s for dinner tonight? If it’s a choice between beef or tofu, it might help to know there’s a 50-fold difference in greenhouse gas emissions between these products and a 200-fold...