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Annual retail sales down for first time in quarter of a century, BRC says

The British Retail Consortium has revealed that retail sales have fallen for the first time since 1995 after a 0.1 per cent decline in total sales.

Black Friday lifts retail sector, says Barclaycard

Consumers flocking to take advantage of Black Friday promotions has given the UK’s retail sector a welcome boost.

Retailer Mothercare goes into administration

Struggling retailer Mothercare has gone into administration and will close all 79 of its UK stores.

Former Sainsbury’s boss calls for business rates to be halved

Justin King, the former boss of Sainsbury’s, has stated that he believes VAT ought to be increased to 22 per cent in order to save the high street.

Government urged to reform high street policy after large job loss estimates

The British Retail Consortium has called for a government shake-up of its high street policies after estimating that 85,000 retail sector jobs have been lost in the past year.

Which? magazine draws similar conclusion to Fashion House Group over "death of the high street"

Which?, the consumer advice magazine, has announced that the "death of the high street" may have been overestimated.

Aldi to open new supermarket each week for the next two years

Aldi has announced plans to invest £1 billion in order to open a new store every week, according the supermarket’s chief executive for the UK and Ireland, Giles Hurley.

Net high-street closures rise to 1,234

A net number of 1,234 stores were closed on Britain’s leading 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 according to new figures published by PwC and the Local Data Company.

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