Retail openings improve to three-year high

Andy Lyon, PwC
The number of retail outlets opening in the West Midlands is at its highest level for three years, according to new figures. PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC) reveals that in the first six months of 2017, 191 shops opened on high streets, retail parks and shopping centres - alongside 224 closures. The analysis tracked 5,147 outlets in the region, operated by multiple retailers across 32 town or city centres. The data shows, the net difference between store openings and closures in H1 2017 has increased sig... For the full story register now for free or login below...