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Future of Northampton ‘impossible to predict’ as supermarkets shut, says Business Improvement District

Footfall is slowly increasing in Northampton town centre, a council report has said.

While Tesco aims to downsize to an Express, Sainsbury’s, which has been in the town for half a century, is not reopening another store in Northampton.

The Business Improvement District (BID) – who are paid for by local businesses through a business rate levy to promote the town – has said more people than ever are shopping from home.

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Tesco in Abington Street is relocating. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds.

Mark Mullen, BID operations manager for Northampton town centre BID, said: “How to manage and address closing businesses, vacant units and the challenges of COVID are questions being asked up and down the country by all town and city centres. Because this pandemic is so new to us all and the situation is changing so

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