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Number of empty shops reaches highest level in four years

The government has been urged to act after new industry figures revealed the number of empty shops in town centres is at its highest level in four years.

Half of UK retail sales 'will be online within 10 years'

Online sellers are expected to scoop up over half of all UK retail sales within ten years, according to a new report.

Boots defends store closures

Boots will close 200 of its stores across the UK in an effort to cut costs as the high street continues to suffer.

Retail sales rise as warmer weather returns

Retail sales have seen a 1.8 per cent increase in the three months up to April, coinciding with the return of the warmer weather.

Debenhams names locations of store closures

Debenhams, one of the UK’s largest and oldest department stores, is suffering acutely from financial difficulties, resulting in many store closures across the UK.

Retail sales rise despite high street troubles

The three months leading up to March 2019 have seen the quantity bought in retail sales rise by 1.6 per cent compared to the previous three months. This first quarter growth has been supported by sustained rises throughout the first three months of the year.

ONS: Retail sales rise but food sales fall by biggest margin since December 2016

The Office for National Statistics have released their retail figures for February 2019, showing that retail sales rose by 0.4 per cent but food sales declined by 1.2 per cent. This fall in food sales is the biggest drop since December 2016.

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