February 4, 2021, 10:21 amUpdated: February 5, 2021, 9:42 am
Many Dundonians have expressed fears the city centre may never look the same, as major retailers continue to cut local branches.
In a hammer-blow for Dundee, retail giants Zara and Debenhams both announced the closure of their city branches, with Topman set to follow suit after its parent company was purchased by online-only retailer Asos.
While the closures are mainly being pinned on the financial impact of lockdown, there have been concerns for years about the future of bricks-and-mortar stores due to the rising popularity of online shopping – a practice which rapidly accelerated during the pandemic.
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