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Research - APRIL 9, 2021

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U.K. ready to revert to pre-COVID-19 shopping habits

by Marek Handzel

A large majority of U.K. adults are ready to return to their pre-COVID-19-crisis shopping habits.

According to research by Landsec, three out of four (76 percent) U.K. adults believe they will revert to the same level of in-person shopping that they engaged in before the pandemic by the autumn of this year. The REIT says that many of those participating in its survey have had positive experiences with online shopping, but the majority do not expect to continue buying exclusively online.

In addition, eight out of 10 adults in the United Kingdom are set to visit their local high street or shopping center in the next few weeks as the country begins to ease its way out of its latest lockdown. Fifty-five percent of the public are most excited about bundling socializing and leisure activities alongside an in-person shopping trip.

While the resumption of trade is being met with enthusiasm, health and safety measures will continue to be paramount, according to Landsec.

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