West Midlands cities hardest hit by store closures

An aerial shot of Birmingham city centre
Birmingham city centre
The difficulties facing retailers on West Midlands' high streets are continuing, resulting in one in 50 shop units closing and not being replaced by another retailer in the first half of the year. The region saw a net fall of 2.2% in the six-month period, with there only being 148 openings but 261 closures. The drop accelerates the long-term trend away from bricks-and-mortar shopping and also reflects fragile consumer confidence. The net 113 closures followed 89 in the first half of 2018 and 33 in the same period in 2017. Wol... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com 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...