Wet weather piles more pain on the struggling sector

  • 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.


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.