Picture by Becca McChaffie, Unsplash WITHOUT fanfare my local M&S has today reopened its ground floor clothing, cosmetics and sundry items section. No shouty newspaper or TV campaigns. Almost a whisper; a soft opening as similar cautious events are described. Yet hardly had the doors slid open to provide access to its Food Hall than the other racks of non-essentials were being perused; busy fingers sorting through outerwear and underwear, items being fondled and considered. Lines were forming at the check-out counters. It was not yet nine-o’clock on a chilly and blustery morning but  buyers and sellers were already in full… Continue reading

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