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The Future of the high street



Older Generations to Rescue the High Street

A report sponsored by Anchor

Over the past two decades, Britain’s high streets have been in decline as market forces and economic pressures have caused retailers to shut up shop. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an option. High street retailers are now facing a decade of creative destruction; a process through which innovation brings about the demise of whatever existed before. It will be those retailers who are able to reinvent their business who will survive and prosper.


In the Media:

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for elderly shoppers

By Sean Coughlan, BBC News family and education correspondent | November 21st, 2017

High streets ‘must welcome older shoppers’

Daily Business contributor | January 15, 2018