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Suitors Circling Selfridges Test Future of Post-Pandemic Retail

  • Weston family is responding to an unsolicited approach
  • Selfridges among biggest names in U.K. department stores
Customers ride the escalators inside the Selfridges & Co Ltd. department store in central London, U.K.
Customers ride the escalators inside the Selfridges & Co Ltd. department store in central London, U.K.Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

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More than a year into the pandemic that’s dramatically changed consumer habits, one of the most prized retail assets in the U.K. is potentially coming up for sale, testing the appetite for physical outlets in an era of online shopping.