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Due to the growth of e-commerce and the increasing cost of rent for high street stores, businesses in the UK have been having a tough time. especially in the last few years. These findings were according to a survey conducted by Display Wizard. Those interviewed thought that the biggest threat to retail business was first, rental costs; second, online shopping; and third, competition.
60% of survey respondents said that the main advantage of shopping in-store rather than online was the ability to sample goods before purchasing. But will this be enough to keep high-street retail alive? The outlook on retail businesses resulted in a pretty close divide with just 55% of survey respondents having a positive forecast for the future.
According to Global Data, the UK retail market is expected to grow between 2017 and 2022 by 13.8%. Retail parks have dominated the real estate investments against shopping centres for the last 3 years. According to figures from Knight Frank, retail parks have sold for a combined £449m during the third quarter of 2019. To see which retail brands are performing well, check out our industry reports today.
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