Last week's closure of Leicester-based high street store Jessops, is a sign of the rising popularity of the internet, says Martin Traynor of Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce
The camera chain went into administration last week and closed all 187 of its stores in the UK as well as 20 in the Midlands. But the Leicestershire chamber of commerce says the city has performed better than expected during the recession.
Workers of Jessops who seek advice should contact The Retail Trust.
Some 2000 jobs have been put at risk as camera chain Jessops became the first retail casualty of 2013, with store closures "inevitable".
Jessops looks set to become the first high street casualty of 2013 as the retailer is understood to be on the brink of administration.