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Covid-19: retailer perceptions on the impact of coronavirus on sales in the UK 2020

As the new coronavirus strain Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19) is spreading across the world at an alarming pace, the consumer market is seeing disruptions as manufacturing and production sectors slow down, particularly in countries where the disease hit the hardest. According to a study conducted with UK retailers in the food, fashion, and health and beauty categories, retailers are positive that the Covid-19 will have a negative impact on their sales. While 34 percent thought the impact would be significant, a great share of respondents thought the outbreak would have a slightly negative impact on their sales, if the virus persists.
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If the coronavirus persists, what impact do you think this will have on your sales?

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 13-15, 2020 and February 28, 2020 to March 1, 2020

Supplementary notes

Retailers surveyed for this study were in food, fashion, and health and beauty categories. The source did not specify the number of retailers surveyed for this study.

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