Online shopping makes many high street jobs unviable, says Next boss

Simon Wolfson warns lockdown has put thousands of traditional retail roles at risk

The Next chief has said the shift to online shopping triggered by the lockdown has made thousands of traditional retail jobs unviable.

The high street has been one of the worst-hit sectors of the economy with nearly 125,000 jobs lost in the UK in the first eight months of this year as retailers closed stores and in some cases went into administration.

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