What went wrong on the High Street in 2018?

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The last-place 12 months have insured a string of High Street epithets go out of business. But what shaped 2018 such a bad year for retailers?

“I absolutely loved my work at Poundworld. It was like a family – we all got on, and we all stepped in if somebody couldn’t do a shift.”

Jenny Evans had been working for seven years as a part-time sales assistant when she heard the news on the radio in June that her corporation had collapsed.

It wasn’t merely her job in the firing line – her daughter, Nicola, worked at Poundworld in Wolverhampton, too.

“We were gutted that it went under. But I had an idea – I worked on the deliveries and the latter are getting smaller and smaller. I had a feeling then, ” she recalls.