- With high profilefailures including Julian Graves, Clinton Cards and Game, the number ofretailers to fall into insolvency rose to 426 in the second quarter of 2012.
- Mothercare, JJB Sports and Halfords have all revealed dismal results in recent weeks as the wet weather piled more pain on the struggling sector.
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