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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Today will be cold, despite increasing amounts of sunshine as initial areas of cloud gradually disperse.
A frosty start to Saturday morning, though bright with plenty of sunshine. Staying dry and sunny during the afternoon.