Our Insight & Analytics experts,  Dr Liliana Danila, Economist, and James Hardiman, Analyst, will provide a detailed analysis of how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the retail industry in the three months to July – from the depths of the lockdown, through the easing of social distancing restrictions, to the reopening of stores in the UK.

This will be framed within the larger economic context. The first half of the year saw the largest output contraction ever, with about half of the UK workforce unemployed, furloughed or underemployed. Will pent-up demand be released, thus supporting the economy and the retail industry? Or will unemployment rise, preventing an economic recovery and compounding negative effects on retail sectors vulnerable to discretionary spending?

Tune in to:

  • Understand how different retail sectors have been affected
  • Get insight into the changing economic picture and impact for the industry
  • Consider some of the potential, longer-term implications for UK retail

The webinar is free for BRC Members.


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