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Is this retail's rock bottom?

Is this retail's rock bottom?

Walking down a British high street in the middle of the week can be a fairly depressing exercise these days. Footfall data shows that fewer of us are heading out to our local shops – even less the local shopping centre – and are preferring to spend our money on 'experience' based leisure activities such as dining out and going to the cinema. But there’s little evidence to suggest that people aren’t interested in shopping at all. If anything, we’re a nation more addicted to shopping than ever before.

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