Skip to content
Subscriber Only

U.K. Shoppers Show Pent-Up Demand on Release From Lockdown

  • Bars and restaurants can only serve customers outdoors
  • U.K. seeks to revive economy while avoiding new virus wave
Bloomberg business news
After almost 100 days of Covid lockdown, the U.K. is open for business again.Source: Bloomberg)
Updated on

Consumers flocked to shopping streets across England on Monday as non-essential retailers reopened after almost 100 days of lockdown, along with pubs and restaurants with outdoor space.

Shoppers lined up outside retailers on London’s famous Oxford Street, including the luxury department store Selfridges and outlets of sneaker retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc. Businesses are hoping the pent-up demand following England’s third lockdown will translate into bumper sales.