Retailers have become more optimistic about how long the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt business as they prepare to reopen stores at the start of next month.
Among non-food retailers, 24% believed material disruption to their business would last less than six months the latest Deloitte Retail Industry Sentiment Survey showed. Last week only 6% thought that would be the case. Among grocers, 33% the figure rose to 33% from zero a week ago.
However, most retailers still thought disruption would continue for more than six months.
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