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Change in number of high street stores in Great Britain 2015, by business type

This statistic shows the change in the net number of multiple retail stores opening and closing in town centres in Great Britain, by type of business in 2015. The data includes the ten business types which opened the most new branches and ten business types with the highest number of forced closures. Coffee shops and jewellers were among the most successful, with a net change of 80 and 48 units across Britain respectively. Cheque cashing businesses were the hardest hit, with a net change of 199 units.

Net change in the number of retail units opening and closing in Great Britain in 2015, by business type*

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Release date

March 2016


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

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Supplementary notes

* Data based on multiple retailers in 500 town centres in Great Britain. Multiple retailers refer to businesses with five or more units across Great Britain.
Net change is calculated by number of stores opening minus number of stores closing.
Businesses include leading ten risers and fallers.

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