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UK high streets suffer record net drop in store numbers - PwC

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's high streets are losing shops, pubs and restaurants at record rates in the most testing retail and leisure climate in five

Shop closures ‘accelerate’ in Scotland’s high streets

There has been an “acceleration” in the number of retail shops closing across Scotland’s high streets, according to a report.

The British high street is losing 14 shops a day, new research shows

Shops are disappearing from the British high street at a rate of 14 per day, according to new research by PwC. In the first half of 2018, 2,692 shops closed, while 1,569 opened – leading to a net loss of 1,123.

Store closures average 14 per day and "unlikely to abate" - Retail Gazette

High street stores have been closing at a rate of 14 per day throughout the first half of 2018 while experts warn the troubles are “unlikely to abate” in the near future.

Britain's high streets in 'turmoil' as 14 shops close a day

Britain's high streets are in "turmoil" as thousands of shops close up and down the country, experts have said. High street shops including well-known brands closed a rate of around 14 a day in the first half of the year, while openings were down a third, a new report released yesterday suggests. Retailers are battling the worst trading conditions for five years, the report said, with huge growth in internet shopping, business rates blamed for the challenging climate.

High Street crisis: Shops closing at a rate of '14 per day'

A report on the state of the high street shows no let up in sight in the rate of closures, with pressures only set to intensify.

High street turmoil as thousands of shops close in first half of year

Figures show 2,692 stores closed in the first six month of the year – roughly 14 a day.

High street woes continue – but Scotland fares slightly better High street woes continue – but Scotland fares slightly better

THE number of retailers on Scotland’s high streets closing has accelerated – but they are faring better than in Great Britain as a whole.

Revealed: Scots shop closures rise as retail struggles take toll Revealed: Scots shop closures rise as retail struggles take toll

THE profound challenges facing the traditional retail sector have been reinforced by new figures which reveal a rise in the number of shops closing…

Retailers 'closing 14 shops a day'

Gap between shop closures and openings hits record level as High Street turmoil continues.