Half of shops reopened since June as consumers continue to stay at home
New research published in the press shows that only half of the UK’s shops have reopened since lockdown was eased in June, with many consumers showing a preference for staying in. Among the 20,351 restaurants, takeaway shops and travel agents allowed to reopen, only 52% did.
East Midlands has the lowest reopening rate at just 43%, with Greater London not far ahead at 44%. In fact, visits across the main shopping destinations in Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street and Mayfair dropped by 73% since 15th June when compared to 2019.