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‘A huge relief’: Retailers react to end of world’s longest lockdown

Retail stores in Melbourne have joined restaurants and hair salons in reopening to the public as the city gradually exits one of the world’s longest lockdowns.  But while the overarching response has been one of relief and excitement, there is also confusion about vaccination rules and concern about customer abuse.  We asked four retail leaders how they’re feeling about the reopening. Here are their thoughts. Richard Pearson, managing director, Target Australia Inside Retail:&