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Empty shop numbers set to rise in 2012

A new report from the Local Data Company predicts a rise in the number of empty shops on the UK’s high streets this year.  Weak consumer confidence, growing online sales and rising unemployment are all contributing factors. The report says … Continue reading

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Pop-ups have become a key feature of the modern British high street

Interesting article in The Independent.

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UK sees 20 high street shops close every day

New research by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Local Data Company reports that an average of 20 shops are closing every day on the UK’s high streets.  A combination of high costs and low comsumer spending have been pushed up by nine … Continue reading

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Retail vacancies continue to rise, says new research

A new report published by the Local Data Company, which describes how the number of empty shops on the UK’s high streets rose to an all time high in 2010, paints a gloomy picture for the year ahead. Town centre vacancy … Continue reading

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Pop ups are good for small business, says ICEAW

Opening pop up shops can be an excellent strategy for retailers looking to innovate in uncertain times, says the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The report from ICAEW examines some of the advantages of pop up leasing … Continue reading

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