Independent Shop Warning

New research from the British Independent Retailers Association is warning that many of our independent shops will fail if they don't get more people through their doors in the next twelve months.

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Stark warning to independent shops in Bristol

New research from the British Independent Retailers Association is warning that many of our independent shops will fail if they don't get more people through their doors in the next twelve months.

Parts of Bristol are famed for their wealth of independent stores and cafes. But a survey has found many people can't name a single independent retailer near their home. Daisy Gray reports.

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Independent retailers fear for their future

Independent traders report shows footfall static Credit: ITV West

A significant number of independent retailers fear for their future on the UK high street. That's according to new research out today.

Two thirds say the numbers of customers passing through their doors over the last year has fallen or remained static. In Bristol, twenty per-cent of people say they visit independent shops once a week.