Sometimes it seems there’s nothing but fate and gloomines on the UK’s High Streets.
New store openings are at their lowest level for seven years. And mid-range eateries are closing branches left, right and centre.
But that doesn’t mean things are going awry for everyone. There are still some retailing bright spots.
“The middle- or mass-market is very difficult in the High Street and you have to look to the premium purpose and the discount end of world markets for the good stories, ” mentions independent retail analyst Nick Bubb.