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EDITORIAL How the role of the store is changing as customers do more of their shopping online

In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, we’re reporting as the latest figures show shoppers now starting to head out to stores again post Covid-10 lockdown. But when they do go, suggests ShopperTrak’s Andy Sumpter, they are engaging in more “purposeful shopping”. That suggests shopping trips where customers already know what they want and are making a trip …

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The oil price war harms chances of international cooperation in a crisis | Editorial | Business

Oil has a nasty habit of featuring in global recessions. At the start of 1973 the global economy was celebrating a quarter of a century of strong growth. By the end of the year the golden age had come to a shuddering halt after a cartel of oil producing nations – Opec – drove up …

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The Guardian view on the UK’s Covid-19 economic plan: fine sentiment, but lacks details | Editorial | Opinion

Britain has finally declared war on Covid-19. Ministers say that the science left them no alternative but to fight. This was never a war of choice. The virus is no ordinary foe. It knows no borders. Having found a human host somewhere in the Chinese city of Wuhan a few months ago, the virus has …

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The Guardian view on fast fashion: it can’t cost the earth | Editorial | Opinion

Fashion operates on desire. How we dress feeds off cravings to be different as well as part of a tribe; to be en vogue but ahead of the pack. The message from the high street is that such wishes can be fulfilled, and fast fashion plays on the idea that hunger can be sated immediately. …

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The Guardian view on Christmas shopping: the season to be spendthrift? | Editorial | Opinion

Shops are struggling. The fortnight before Christmas, and the January sales that follow, will be even more crucial than usual this year to retailers hard-pressed by falling sales and online competition. Footfall in November was down 3.4% on the same month last year. Shopping centre investment in the UK has fallen by £5bn in six …

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