LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Britain’s retail sector must stay open when it emerges from the latest coronavirus lockdown, sector veteran Stuart Rose said on Tuesday.
“The short term need is for us to have some clarity. We need to have confidence that when we re-open again we will stay open,” Rose, the current chairman of Ocado and a former boss of Marks & Spencer, told BBC radio.
“Businesses are not designed to stop and start, you just cannot do that.”
Reporting by James Davey; editing by Sarah Young