12 May 2014

Future High Street

"Rapidly changing shopping habits, the growth of online consumerism and the trend of major chains consolidating their portfolios, moving out of secondary towns and focusing on out-of-town shopping centres will continue to hollow out many town centres, leaving them bereft of purpose. For high streets to have a chance of flourishing all over the country, a new post-retail landscape will have to develop. There will always be shops, but high streets won't be solely reliant on commerce; they will have to develop a much stronger community offer."