Empty Shops On British High Streets: Number Of Vacant Premises Almost Doubles In 2009 | Business | Sky News

The British high street is struggling to adapt to changing shopping habits, research suggests, as new figures show the number of empty town centre shops nearly doubled last year.

Boarded-up shops in Bristol: all regions saw a rise in the number of vacant premises

A Local Data Company study investigated nearly 700 shopping locations throughout Britain and found 17,880 retailers had shut up shop by the end of 2009, although the rate of closures declined significantly during the second half of the year

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~ by Gary Austin on February 11, 2010.

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