Retailer Next says exit from latest lockdown ‘feels more optimistic’
British retailer more positive about outlook
The boss of British fashion retailer Next said on Thursday the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions felt different from previous relaxations, making him more positive about the trading outlook.
“The relief from this (latest) lockdown feels more optimistic. It feels like this might genuinely be the end of it,” CEO Simon Wolfson told Reuters.
“So to that extent the rally (in trading) may last a little bit longer,” he said after Next reported better than expected first quarter trading. – Reuters