This doesn’t have to be the end for empty retail space.
Councils are facing their own revenue crisis – and local businesses are paying the price.
From grand designs to diving girls, department stores were once the star attractions of Britain’s towns and cities.
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.
When presidents are elected with no experience, perhaps M&S and House of Fraser are right to try the same formula.