Stores might never reopen if lockdown extended, retail bosses warn

Regent Street Christmas

More than 60 high street bosses have signed a letter calling for the lockdown in England to not be extended beyond December 2.

Sixty-one retail chief executives – including Steve Rowe from Marks & Spencer, Peter Cowgill from JD Sports and Alex Baldock from Dixons Carphone – signed the letter, which said non-essential retailers were losing £2bn a week in sales for every week of lockdown.

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