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Gap set to offer big discounts when it reopens

Fashion retailer Gap is preparing to reopen all of its English stores next week with discounts of up to 60 per cent on sale items and up to 40 per cent off full-priced items.

Gap, which has a store in Gloucester Quays, is set to open its 81 stores in England on June 15, as government guidance on lockdown for non-essential retailers is eased, as reported by Retail Gazette.

Customers may need to form a socially-distanced queue to grab a bargain, as Gap will implement health and safety measures for staff and customers across all its reopened stores.

Since stores were forced to close their doors in March, retailers have been trying to find ways to drive sales online.

French Connection tops the list of lockdown's biggest discounters, followed by Miss Selfridge. Other big lockdown discounters include Burton, Dorothy Perkins, AllSaints, Topshop, Reiss and Joules, which all have stores in the county.

Primark, one of the few retailers which doesn't sell online, has £1.5 billion worth of stock waiting to be sold and lost £650 million in sales every month during lockdown. But it hasn't announced any plans for discounting when it reopens stores in England next week.

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