John Lewis plots further store closures as Covid crisis bites

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John Lewis is planning a fresh round of store closures as the impact of the coronavirus crisis on physical retail deepens.

The department store chain is understood to be considering closing eight more stores as the John Lewis Partnership mulls a move to cut space and costs by moving into smaller properties.

The move, first reported by The Sunday Times, would come less than a year after John Lewis revealed plans to close eight of its shops, reducing its UK store portfolio to 42 sites.

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