The 2nd lockdown couldnt came at a worse time for high-street retailers into the uk, that are projected to-be losing 2bn a week in product sales as xmas spending shifts online.

Internet stores are gearing up for a bumper ebony friday later this month as non-essential shops remain shut but analysts warn the shift in consumer spending habits will have a devastating influence on cities and city centres.

This months reside company clinic video clip will talk about exactly how retail companies are responding to this architectural move, and just how the us government could better support this.

Claer barrett, the fts customer editor, will speak with andy bounds, the fts enterprise editor, about the future of traditional retail and plan modifications needed to rebalance the altering landscape, including reforms to taxation.

The live discussion begins at 12 noon united kingdom time on tuesday november 17, and will be viewed via a video clip website link embedded within this story, or on the fts youtube and linkedin stations.

Our company is extremely keen to know samples of exactly how tiny independent retailers are battling back by moving online noting the current launch of independent guide selling hub and using technology to help keep trading during lockdown.

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