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Coronavirus fears keep Brits away from the high street

by LLB Editor
10th Mar 20 7:20 am

Shoppers avoided the High Street in February in favour of a takeaway in front of the TV, according to Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions.

Spending on digital content and subscriptions increased by 12.4% and takeaways and fast food spending increased by 8.7% annually.

Esme Harwood, director at Barclaycard, said: “Storms, floods and fears about the spread of coronavirus have kept many Brits away from the High Street this month.

“Despite this, broader consumer spending has held up as people put their money towards enjoying a takeaway and digital subscriptions.”

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