Insight - Retail sector mildly positive on 2021

Surviving the pandemic: A file picture showing shoppers at the Kenanga Wholesale City before the MCO came into effect. The number of store closures among small retailers is quite low despite the lockdown, according to Tan.

THERE is no respite from the coronavirus which has again pummelled some of the big names in retail.

With the 162-year-old Robinsons shutting down in Malaysia and Singapore, two of Britain’s best known retailers, Debenhams and Arcadia with brands such as Topshop and Dorothy Perkins, have collapsed.

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