Another 1,300 jobs at risk in UK retail sector as John Lewis shuts eight stores

LONDON: British division retail outlet chain John Lewis claimed on Thursday it would shut 8 shops, putting about one,300 work at risk in yet another blow to the British isles retail sector following the coronavirus pandemic accelerated a shift to online shopping.

John Lewis, deemed middle England’s favorite division retail outlet, follows menswear shop TM Lewin, division retail outlet Harrods, sandwich chains Upper Crust and Pret A Manger and rapid-food stuff outlet Burger King between other British isles brands to have warned in the past two months of job cuts functioning into the 1000’s.

John Lewis claimed the closures will involve two main outlets in Birmingham and Watford as it would go on to commit heavily in e-commerce, with online sales seeking established to depict about 60 to 70% of complete sales this yr and subsequent, in contrast with forty% prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

British isles suppliers have been

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