It is clear from this chart of Topps Tiles (TPT) that short investors have increased their positions significantly since January this year, when the percentage of the company's Market Cap on Loan (%MCOL) was 6%. It is now 13%, although short positions have been covered (it was 15% in mid-April).
Utilisation is at 37%, so there is plenty still left to borrow. There are 28.5 Days to Cover. The consumer feeling the pinch has led to dwindling share prices and short positions being increased substantially in the retail sector since the start of this year, as you can see from this graph below of its average Market Cap on Loan. However, like Topps Tiles as an individual stock, short positions have been covered since late last week.