Long queues outside Ikea as retailers including car showrooms and markets reopen. Shoppers rushed back to high streets and retail parks on Monday as the reopening of car showrooms, markets and some Ikea stores marked the easing of lockdown restrictions in England. […] It appears that even though only markets and car showrooms have opened today in addition to essential stores, shoppers are heading back into bricks and mortar destinations,” said Diane Wehrle, Springboard’s insights director. UK lockdown rules: what you are allowed to do from Monday Read more Under new government rules, car showrooms and outdoor markets selling non-food items were allowed to reopen from Monday. […] Ikea is the latest in a wave of furniture stores to open in the last few weeks, including Dunelm, Furniture Village, DFS and ScS.
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