UK: distribution of main reasons for using high street stores among consumers 2016/17

This statistic presents the results of a survey conducted between December 2016 and January 2017, in which consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) were asked about their main use of high street stores. Almost a half of respondents said that they mainly use high street stores for browsing and purchasing products, while 30 percent claimed that they predominately visit the high street for the in-store shopping experience.

What is your main use for the high street store?

Share of consumers
Browsing for and purchasing products49%
For the in-store shopping experience30%
Trying products I've found online8%
Identifying products I will then buy online7%
Picking products I've already purchased online6%
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Release date

April 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2016 to January 2017

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

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Statistics on "High street retail in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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