As many as 177,000 jobs were lost from UK retail last year, a new study from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) showed on Friday. That’s up by a quarter on 2019 and CRR's predicting another 200,000 to be lost in 2021.
As the new owners of TM Lewin continue to seek new deals for its retail stores, a report has suggested the company could consider a pre-pack administration in order to allow it to close as many of the shops as possible.
The reborn Monsoon Accessorize may be planning to operate around 100 stores after the much larger chain went into administration and was bought back by founder Peter Simon, but few of them will be Monsoon locations.
JD Sports may be one of the most successful retailers in the UK, but it's not immune to problems linked to the coronavirus crisis and on Saturday it was reported that it's to throw in the towel with Go Outdoors.