John Lewis and Greggs prepare to reopen stores as lockdown eases

John Lewis could start reopening shops next month

Department store business John Lewis is making plans to reopen stores next month as other retailers also move out of the coronavirus lockdown.

Snacks giant Greggs is seeking to open branches again, while shoe repairs and dry cleaning specialist Timpson will reopen 40 branches in supermarkets today.

John Lewis Partnership executive director Andrew Murphy said that the retailer could start lifting the shutters on its 50 branches next month, The Mail on Sunday reported.

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