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According to research carried out by Swiss tech company Meepl, 1 in 5 shoppers in the UK have said that they are reluctant to shop in brick-and-mortar stores once the coronavirus crisis is over. This is because they want stricter hygiene and social distancing measures in place in stores, and they also now prefer the convenience of shopping online instead. The chief executive of Meepl has said “Our survey results are an important indicator of where and how retailers need to start their transformation.”

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The fashion industry in particular is likely to suffer as a result of a higher proportion of people choosing to stay at home, as many fashion retail stores have already had to close their doors during lockdown and have seen their revenue plummet.

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