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Why the Decline of High Street Retail Could Have Troubling Consequences for Our Freedom
Does high street decline represent opportunities for
Among the casualties of coronavirus culture is an institution that has long been defined by its own underlying condition — the British high street. Before Covid, Leicester city centre — to take an example — had clear symptoms of decline and fall. At that time, the evacuation of the city centre had as much to do with the irresistible attraction of the fancy High Cross shopping centre that absorbed foot traffic, leaving nearby streets in a dreary slump. Today, however, the High Cross shopping centre also feels the strain.
High street decline and the urgency of digital transformation
What next for the high street? An Article Titled What next for the high street? Back in , following a cycle of distress and failures after the global financial crisis, Deloitte published research and analysis predicting it would be the high street rather than shopping centres or retail parks that would prove most resilient over the coming years. Given the upheavals and structural shifts that have impacted the market since then, now would seem a good time to revisit our optimistic prediction of As a result the data used in the report only goes as far as Q3
Covid crisis has continued trend of retail job losses across most regions, ONS figures show. The problems facing high streets up and down Britain are laid bare by analysis of official data showing the struggles that retailers were already facing before the Covid pandemic hit. In the three years to , retail employment had declined across all regions, except in the north-west of England, according to the report for the Office for National Statistics.