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Record 11,000 UK shops closed this year due to pandemic [Video]

An unprecedented number of shops were forced to close during the first half of 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown.

A total of 11,000 chain operator outlets shut their doors to the public between January and August this year, according to Local Data Company and Accountancy firm PwC.

About 5,000 shops stayed open leaving a net decline of 6,001 stores – almost double the drop in the same period last year. 

But PwC’s consumer markets leader, Lisa Hooker, said the lockdown merely accelerated an already existing trend of people moving to online shopping. 

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Ms Hooker said: ‘We know that the pandemic will continue to impact the way we work, rest and play; however, in terms of how we shop, this isn’t new.

‘What we have seen is an acceleration of existing changes in shopping behaviours alongside forced experimentation from Covid-19 restrictions.

‘We all knew that consumers were shifting to shopping …

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UPS Slaps Shipping Limits on Gap, Nike to Manage E-Commerce Surge [Video]

The delivery giant recently imposed volume restrictions on Gap, Nike and some other large retailers, as the pandemic-driven surge in online shopping puts pressure on its capacity.

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https://youtu.be/QvBWu9jVX8M In this footage, hens advance upon an Amazon driver, who makes a fast exit. The hens pursue him to the driveway, then stand guard lest he return.

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ASB MAGAZINE: Two-time world champion surferJohn John Florence, in partnership with Clif Bar, has released a new documentary film Tokyo Rising, through Amazon Prime Video.Tokyo Risingchronicles Florences 2019 professional surfing season and quest to earn a position on the inaugural Team USA Olympic surf team. With Kelly Slater on his heels, Florence is faced with a high-stakes decision five months after reconstructive surgery on his ACL. The battle for Olympic qualification comes down to the Pipe Masters on Oahus North Shore.