Despite their collective financial woes and being seen as ‘old guard’, both M&S and Next remain in the top 5 most downloaded fashion retail apps, something that boohoo has failed to achieve, during lockdown.
Shopping in set to recommence in earnest on 15 June, but it won’t be as it was in the before time: now there will be facemasks, social distancing, handwashing stations and no changing rooms, to name but a few changes
A new app is being trialled around Nottinghamshire that creates trails for shoppers to follow that take them past a range of local businesses that are currently operating – a scheme likely to be greatly expanded as more stores open up next month
The government’s plan for non-essential retailers to open stores from 15 June has been met with dismay by many retailers – with the another two weeks of lost revenue being viewed by many as make or break
Despite many UK shops now expected to reopen on 15 June, the COVID-19 crisis is driving a new wave of online consumers as two in five (42%) people say they will shop online more frequently after lockdown ends