In pictures: The retailers opening new stores in lockdown

Nutmeg Morrisons

While many retailers have tightened their belts to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, some have used the time to launch new concept stores to expand their reach.

With the majority of bricks-and-mortar retail stores closed for the past three months, the industry took notes from essential retailers to prepare for their reopening on June 15. 

Perspex screens and floor markings have become the norm, but some retailers have gone further by opening new stores and launching new concepts for shoppers to return to.

On June 15, value retailers such as Sports Direct and Primark led the way as the most popular with customers, and Primark played up to the hype by opening its new store in Manchester’s Trafford Centre. 

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