Retailers which were finding it difficult to survive before 2020, have struggled to cope with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
While non-essential shops reopened in England last week on Wednesday, December 2 after the second national lockdown restrictions eased, some familiar brands in Sheffield have permanently closed their doors in the city.
Find out which iconic businesses may not be reopen below.
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Department store chain Debenhams started a liquidation process last week after JD Sports pulled out of rescue talks, leaving 12,000 jobs at risk. The businesses' branches on The Moor and Meadowhall will close, alongside its 124 UK stores unless a new buyer comes forward.
Photo: HOLLIE ADAMS
2. T.M. Lewin
T.M. Lewin's Meadowhall branch is now permanently closed alongside all their UK shops after the men's clothing retailer decided to move exclusively online. The business entered pre-pack administration in June.
Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS
Popular shoe-shop chain Office have permanently shut their store on Fargate in Sheffield city centre in series of cost-cutting measures to keep the business afloat.
Photo: PAUL FAITH
Women's clothing retailer, Oasis have formally closed their Meadowhall branch alongside their remaining UK stores after administrators confirmed all of their online operations would stop.
Photo: Dan Kitwood