It has been a devastating year for high street retailers.
The coronavirus crisis has affected every part of our lives – and several high street stores have ceased trading as a direct result of the pandemic.
These are the 9 major retailers which will not be reopening in Norwich city centre when non-essential retail finally reopens on April 12.
There will be more than a few empty units and to let signs.
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group fell into administration last November. Online fashion retailer Asos has bought the Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge names but it is not keeping open any of the stores. It will leave the prominent Haymarket store empty.
The fashion store Outfit is another victim of the Arcadia Group collapse, having gone into administration last November. Its store in Norwich’s Riverside has closed with around 25 staff believed to have lost their jobs.