Region’s high streets struggle as gap between closures and openings widens

Neil McTiffin
The net reduction in high street stores across Britain remains at record levels, according to research compiled for PwC by the Local Data Company (LDC). High street retailers continue to be affected by growth in online shopping, the shift to in-home leisure and heightened restructuring activity. Key towns across the North West all recorded more closures than openings in the first half of 2019, the research shows. The PwC/LDC analysis of multiple retailers in the top 500 town centres across Great Britain covered 67,586 outlets... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...