From e-bikes to pound shops: Meet the businesses filling gaps on the high street


While the pandemic continues to force many retailers to the wall, there are some old and new businesses still snapping up space. Retail Week meets those with ambitious store opening plans.

UK high streets up and down the country have been hammered by the coronavirus pandemic – first by the lockdown and now by the slow footfall recovery, particularly in urban areas. 

The strain has proved too much for some businesses who have been forced to shut up shop. 

However, some sectors have thrived during the pandemic, and some retailers – both old and new – are spotting opportunities to snap up property deals.

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