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High streets in the UK continue to suffer from growing numbers of vacant units from retail closures but it is not all doom and gloom

Discount retailer Poundland has finally begun selling online with the re-launch of its website.

The people of the UK have changed their shopping habits for good as a result of the cost of living crisis, according to somebody who really does know his stuff.

Subscriptions were all the rage during the pandemic but the demand for such recurring-revenue products has fallen back.

Holland & Barrett is looking to boost its credentials in the grocery sector with a major overhaul of its food and drink offering.

The promise of free returns has led to a situation where many customers see the ordering stage of an online purchase as being like the fitting room stage of an in-store visit.

Sainsbury’s and John Lewis are boosting their branded fashion offers in their physical stores through greater representation of third-party brands that will make them more of a destination for their target shoppers.

London’s Oxford Street has suffered greatly in recent years from a rise in vacant units, the slow return of shoppers after Covid-19, and an influx of American sweet shops that avoid paying business rates and lower the tone of the

There is a public outcry whenever a historic department store closes. Customers wax lyrical about how it was an important part of their lives. Former employees are interviewed by newspapers and local radio stations. Everybody worries about the future of

Wilko may not have much of a profile outside the UK, but here it has become a familiar and sometimes reassuring sight. Over the decades, as Woolworths and a tranche of traditional department stores closed, Wilko became a mainstay venue