Magic Roundabout 2019

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13 01 20 Retail High street

Last year we reported that the volatility in traditional retail was akin to a (retail) rollercoaster. This year, with the benefit of some hindsight and a lot of facts we’re inclined to say retail is on a carousel as traditional retailers find their new feet and regain ground previously lost.


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