The future of the high street – any high street

We’ve taken this cartoon from a July issue of ‘Retail Week’ – as its name suggests, a trade magazine.

Retail Week cartoon

Of course, a cartoon, by definition, shouldn’t be taken too seriously.  On the other hand, perhaps there’s a message in it.  Will our council ever do anything to respond to the increasing threat to traditional shops and the high street – or will it continue to take the view that it ain’t broke, so why fix it?

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2 thoughts on “The future of the high street – any high street

  1. No matter how you approach it, town centre and high street shopping is on the decline. Independent traders are up against the wall and going to the wall frequently. The bigger chains must be suffering because almost anything you can buy in the high street can be bought from EBAY or Amazon or even the retailers own web-site for a cheaper price. Getting investors to invest millions into redeveloping facilities is a difficult task unless you can perhaps include some leisure facilities and eating / drinking opportunities Just look at the travelodge in town or the premier inn at the other end. Several commercial units brand new and been empty for a long time now – bar one recently occupied.

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