Brits cut down on non-essentials

  • Hard-pressed shoppers have cut back on non-essential items and are seeking out discounts.
  • The wettest April and June on record have intensified these problems by keeping shoppers at home and dampening demand for summer clothes.

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Rain blamed for high street woes

The wash-out start to the summer added to the woes of the high street and triggered a 10.3% rise in retail collapses between April and June, a report revealed today.