A host of retailers including JD Sports, Dunelm, ScS and Games Workshop have confirmed that their stores will close following prime minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation last night.
Johnson ordered lockdown across the UK and said that only shops selling essential products such as groceries, medicines and pet food should remain open during the next three weeks.
JD Sports told the City this morning that all of its stores in the UK, Europe and the US are now closed, but that it would continue to trade online during the pandemic.
JD said it had recorded “resilient performance” online, but that only offered “comparatively small mitigation” to the sales lost through its physical portfolio.
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