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PremierLeague-News.Com - Boris Johnson has said that non essential retailers can reopen on April 12, but hundreds won't be opening
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that non-essential retailers will be able to reopen on April 12 at the earliest. This means that brands like Primark, Argos, New Look and Selfridges will all join Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Morrisons in the 'we're open for shoppers' club. Read More Related Articles New Look delights shoppers with 'lush' £23 dress for spring Read More Related Articles Cadbury's new £16 product has put hundreds of shoppers off buying Easter eggs But not all of the nation's favourite retailers will be reopening that day. More than 176,000 retail jobs were lost on the high street last year – at a rate of 484 jobs a day. The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) said it affected many major shopping centres as well as towns and villages, with small shopping parades left isolated by the crisis. It said that 71,811 jobs were lost through retailers falling into administration, reports the Mirror. A further 11,986 jobs were lost through company voluntary arrangement (CVA) deals, a controversial insolvency procedure used to close loss-making stores – including River Island, Clarks and New Look in the past 12 months. In the final months of 2020, Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group and Debenhams slashed hundreds of jobs after tumbling into administration. Some struggling brands will return to the high street - while others will now operate online-only. Paperchase is closing 27 stores while Jaeger, John Lewis, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Bonmarché, Hays Travel and Prezzo will reduce their store counts. Debenhams' 118 department stores and Jenners in Edinburgh have also disappeared for good. Debenhams will now run online under the Boohoo umbrella. Sir Philip Green's retail empire - comprising Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Wallis, Topman, Burton, Miss Selfridge - will also run online-only after exchanging hands with new owners of Boohoo and Asos. The fate of Topshop's flagship Oxford Street store remains in the balance.
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. The British Retail Consortium's chief executive, Helen Dickinson, said non-food stores have lost more than £22billion over the course of the pandemic. Reacting to shops opening in around seven weeks, Dickinson warned that every day a shop remains closed "increases the chances that it will never open again".
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"We welcome the additional clarity provided by the Prime Minister. While we are encouraged by a plan for non-essential stores to reopen, the heavy impact of the pandemic means some may never be able to. "The cost of lost sales to non-food stores during lockdown is now over £22billion and counting. Every day that a shop remains closed increases the chances that it will never open again - costing jobs and damaging local communities." "Government should remain flexible and allow non-essential retail to reopen as soon as the data suggests it is safe to do so. Until it is permitted, retailers will need continued support from Government. "We welcome the PM's call 'not to pull the rug out' from under businesses. To this end, the Government must act on three vital issues – rents, rates and grants. "To avoid further job losses and permanent job closures, the Chancellor must announce a targeted business rates relief from April and extend the moratorium on debt enforcement, as well as removing state aid caps on Covid business grants. "This would relieve struggling businesses of bills they cannot currently pay and allow them to trade their way to recovery." These are all of the major high street brands that won't be able to reopen all of their shops on April 12: Topshop - closed all stores (Oxford Street flagship future still unknown), now online only Dorothy Perkins - closed all stores, now online only Evans - closed all stores, now online only Wallis - closed all stores, now online only Topman - closed all stores, now online only Burton - closed all stores, now online only Miss Selfridge - closed all stores, now online only Debenhams - closed 118 department stores Paperchase - closing 27 stores Jaeger - reducing store count Edinburugh Woolen Mill - reducing store count Bonmarché - reducing store count Hays Travel - reducing store count Prezzo - reducing store count
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