Empty stores a reminder of the pandemic's retail casualties

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12 April 2021

While many businesses are excited to be reopening today, not all have survived the pandemic and some shops stand empty, APA reports citing BBC.

More than 17,500 chain stores and other venues closed in Great Britain last year, according to the Local Data Company.

In Cheltenham, Topshop and Topman - which used to occupy a large store on the main high street - is one of the most high-profile casualties.

Online fashion retailer Asos bought the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands after Sir Philip Green's Arcadia group fell into administration - but the deal did not save the shops or those working in them.

Staff in the Cheltenham store placed a sign in the window to say goodbye to their "incredible customers".

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