As retail sales continue their fragile recovery, many businesses are heading in to the biggest retail quarter of the year facing a great deal of uncertainty. Although non-essential retail has been re-opened for a couple of months, recent footfall data showed a 40% decline as compared to last year. There is certainly a sense that retail recovery is “hanging by a thread”, to quote Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of The British Retail Consortium. By focusing on their digital operations, independent retailers and brands can cope with continued unpredictability as well as prepare for the all-important 4th Quarter. Read more at Forbes.