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What will the reopening of the high street look like?
Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently wrote an article for Elite Business discussing what the reopening of the high street will look like, whether customers will return and how businesses can safeguard its employees.
“As retailers adapt to the new normal, they will be required to make significant changes to their operations in order to comply with government-mandated guidelines. This requires physical changes to the layout of stores, implementing one-way systems and markers to indicate socially-distanced queuing, and closing changing rooms wherever possible. Further to this, restrictions will be placed on the number of people allowed in the store at one time. While designed to keep both retail workers and consumers safe, this combination of measures is likely to result in the experiential element and social side of shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores being lost.”
Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL
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