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UK Retail Faces Another Stress Test During Covid’s Second Wave

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Already hard-hit by the first Covid-19 wave, U.K. retailers are bracing for a second round of temporary shutdowns. Data from Local Data Co. and PWC UK shows that 11,120 chain stores shuttered between January and August, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic. Over twice as many net stores closed in the year to…

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