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Edward Story

Partner

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Simon Jupp

Senior Counsel

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Jack Wain

Senior Associate

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Authors

Edward Story

Partner

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Simon Jupp

Senior Counsel

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Jack Wain

Senior Associate

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25 March 2021

Consumer and retail in the news

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Issue 405

COVID-19 has presented a range of challenges for the retail sector. Our dedicated webpage sets out some of the areas of impact which have given rise to legal issues and how businesses can navigate these. Read more here.

Here are this week's top stories in the consumer and retail sector:

64% of Brits shopped local in the past year, and this trend is set to continue
(Retail Gazette)

Waitrose bans plastic toys in children's magazine after 10-year-old's campaign
(BBC)

B&Q owner reports DIY boom
(BBC)

Leading protein bar brand acquired in reported £200 million acquisition
(Food Navigator)

TUI confirms closure of 48 more high street shops
(CityAM)

Pandemic boosts demand for medium eggs
(Farming UK)

11,000 high street shops lost in 2020
(The Guardian)

Inflation shrinks 0.4% as clothing and footwear prices lag
(Sky)

Wilko launches face mask recycling scheme
(Retail Gazette)

Government announces cash for green distilleries
(Beverage Daily)

Nike's direct-to-consumer strategy is driving sales
(Retail Dive)

John Lewis announces eight store closures
(BusinessLive)

Peloton acquires three fitness technology companies in deal flurry
(Bloomberg)

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