Shoppers are deserting high street in highest numbers since recession

The number of people visiting the high street fell by more than 4% over the last two months – according to figures from the British Retail Consortium. The figures are the worst since the depths of the recession in 2009 and come as a wave of retailers are struggling to cope with the brutal trading conditions. Struggling stores include House of Fraser, Carpetright and discounter Poundworld - which has been put up for sale. Fashion brand Bench, which was founded in Manchester, has also gone into administration. The Britis... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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