Five categories set to lose out during lockdown

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When the second lockdown was revealed last week, British Retail Consortium boss Helen Dickinson deemed it a “nightmare before Christmas” for retail.

In fact, Retail Economics forecasts that the four-week lockdown in England will lead to a £6.75bn decline in ‘non-essential’ retail sales.

Most bricks-and-mortar retailers will be impacted by store closures during peak trading. However, some are set to fare worse than others.

Retail Week takes a look at the categories that will suffer the most from having their stores closed.

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