From float to flop – why the pandemic’s winners are struggling on the stock market


For retail businesses booming during the pandemic, an IPO seemed like the natural next step. Yet for many of the 2020 winners share prices have plummeted – Retail Week asks why. 

From In The Style and Dr Martens to Moonpig and Virgin Wines, a series of retailers launched IPOs in rapid succession over the past year.

Companies such as Boohoo and AO that had listed long before swathes of shoppers moved online also saw their stock price and valuations benefit. 

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