High Street

The UK retailers which disappeared from our high streets in 2020

Retailers already struggling as customers opted for online shopping were thrust into further difficulty with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Second wave sees Peacocks on the brink putting 24,000 jobs at risk

"This second wave of Covid-19 and all the local lockdowns, have made normal trading impossible," said Steve Simpson, chief executive of the EWM group.

Greggs warns of job cuts as other high street chains post pre-tax losses

Card Factory saw £22.2m statutory pre-tax loss in the first six months to July 31, while Hotel Chocolat reported a pre-tax loss of £7.5m.