Councils are facing their own revenue crisis – and local businesses are paying the price.
Debenhams in Lavender Hill, London.
From grand designs to diving girls, department stores were once the star attractions of Britain's towns and cities.
As seen on a high street near you.
The challenges facing town centres and high streets are intensifying.
Famous dome in Galeries Lafayette, Paris.
Glance at House of Fraser, John Lewis et al and you might think it's time to give up the ghost.
Despite closures, there’s still room for real life shopping.
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Bricks and mortar stores can play a crucial component in the future of retail.
It’s quiet – too quiet.
Across the US and the UK, major brick and mortar retailers are battling the effects of e-commerce – and town centres could be the next casualties.
Weather and online shopping aren't the main culprits behind the high street's decline.
Physical stores and online technology can work hand in hand.
In a move that suggests physical retail stores aren’t dead, Amazon has opened three bookstores and over 60 pop-up stores in the US, and has plans for up to 2,000 grocery stores.
Urban retail space is being transformed yet again. Predictions of the demise of physical retailing in the face of online competition overlook its resilience over two centuries of disruptive innovations.
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High streets are being taken over in a battle between specialty cafés and the
What the lessons of failed high street brands mean as M&S finally makes a big move.
When presidents are elected with no experience, perhaps M&S and House of Fraser are right to try the same formula.
Can new Metro Mayors save our struggling town centres?
If female mannequins were alive, they would be dangerously underweight.
The footwear retailer, once a staple of the UK high street, is being forced by falling sales to consider its options.
How we can change the business model of a £50 billion industry to make clothing work better for everyone.
We have got stuck in a rut. Every month we explain away changes in retail spending with a lazy look to the skies.
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The time may be ripe for a South African raid on the UK's discounted high street.
Far from safe.
Previous attempts to revitalise one of Britain's best-known retail brands have gone awry. Has the rot gone too far this time?
Hitting the buffers.
When a High Street stalwart falls by the wayside, don't rush to mourn the slow death of town centre shopping.