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UK consumers are feeling more optimistic about the pandemic

The British public are starting to feel more optimistic about the future

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UK consumers are feeling more optimistic about the pandemic. Source:

According to GlobalData, 34.9% of the UK population expecting the coronavirus situation to improve over the next month. Meanwhile, only 8.5% expect the situation to get a lot worse in June, compared to nearly 30% of consumers last month.

The report highlights that an improved attitude may benefit non-food retailers as consumers will return to their normal lives.

Despite there are a lot of workers still on furlough leave or without a job, the reopening plans for non-essential stores and service industry still to be confirmed depending on the virus’s progression.

Although consumers are starting to feel more confident that the COVID-19 situation will improve, the new socially-distanced reality still feels very much unknown. Retailers will need to instill confidence in UK shoppers to bring them back into non-food stores by implementing rigid safety measures to protect both visitors and staff
Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData

We’ve reported that over a quarter of UK shoppers are going to spend more online after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. That’s why retailers with a limited or no online proposition must consider the investment to remain competitive.


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