Ted Baker plans to reopen stores in June as UK eases lockdownTed Baker plans to reopen stores in June as UK eases lockdown
The Ted Baker brand is displayed on a bag in a store in London, Britain

(Reuters) – British retailer Ted Baker is preparing for a gradual reopening of its stores from mid-June and will recall furloughed staff based on the needs of its operations, the company said on Friday.

A coronavirus-triggered lockdown in the UK had forced the fashion retailer to shut all of its stores and furlough 75% of its staff.

The British government said earlier this week that outdoor markets and car showrooms in England can reopen from June 1 followed by all other non-essential retail from June 15.

Stores will look and operate very differently from how they did before a coronavirus lockdown was imposed on March 23 as they comply with new health and safety and social distancing rules.

(Reporting by Tanishaa Nadkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)