No Levelling Up On The High Street, As Gap Widens Between Success And Failure

The gap between the winners and losers in the UK’s retail hierarchy is getting wider, new data shows.
Research on the pace of shop closures, combined with new data on fashion store openings, shows the expanding divide between London and other successful retail locations, and a growing list of also-rans.
Out-of-town shopping centres and outlet malls across the country are among the winners, with town centres, particularly in the West Midlands, among the losers.
The British Retail Consortium and Local Data Company Vacancy Monitor shows that the number of retail vacancies increased in all shopping destinations and regions in Q1 2021. The vacancy rate…

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