Retail Sales Figures

The value of retail sales only rose by 1.5 % over the Christmas period - ITV Central heads to Dudley to find out why.

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Shopping centres need to be more attractive

President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Paul Bennett has told ITV Central shops need to innovate to compete with the internet.

Retail sales did rise over the Christmas period, but only by 1.5%, which is under the rate of inflation.

Mr Bennett says shopping centres need to be a more attractive experience to rival online.

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