James Moore‘s trips to Westfield and Brick Lane on Monday expose the stark reality for thousands of independent retailers as the Covid recession looms
My experience at two very different shopping centres on the day that ‘non-essential’ retailers threw open their doors gave a stark picture of the economic challenge facing Britain in the months ahead.
First I took the temperature at Westfield Stratford City, east London’s great temple of consumerism.
If you’re after a chain, the chances are it will have an outlet there.
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