At the time of press, Covid restrictions are easing for retailers. This will be a testing ime for shop keepers, who have been working hard to get their stores prepared for the ‘new way’ to shop. Customer reaction will be something we’re all monitoring... will they accept the regulations and social distancing, or find the high street too stressful under the new rules?
Those of us in the pet trade who have remained open during lockdown will now be well versed in running shops adhering to government guidelines, and a huge “well done” for the continual service you have offered customers, as well as quickly getting to grips with an efficient way to open safely.
We hope customers respect, adapt and understand the measures in place, and continue to spend and support small traders, who will be desperately needing some sense of normality back to their businesses as soon as possible. And of course, nobody wants to see a second spike to this horrible virus.
In the meantime, you’ll find some latest Covid information inside, plus our usual helpful pet advice and plenty of stock ideas.
Beth Andrews, assistant editor - firstname.lastname@example.org