Independent retailers opening and closing in Great Britain in 2015, by business type

This statistic shows the change in the net number of independent businesses opening and closing in Great Britain, by type of business in 2015. The data includes the ten business types which opened the most new units and ten business types with the highest number of unit closures. Independent barbers, cafes and tearooms were the leading business types opening independent units in Britain. The largest amount of independents closing were women's clothing stores with a net change of -233 stores.

Net change in the number of independent business 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 2,700 locations in Great Britain. Independents refer to businesses with four or less units across Great Britain.
** Net change is calculated by number of stores opening minus number of stores closing.
Businesses include leading ten businesses opening and leading ten closing.

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