Department store numbers plunge 83% since collapse of BHS

BHS closing down signs in window

More than 80% of the UK’s department stores have been lost since the demise of BHS and many former branches still lie empty.

Five years ago, department store groups including BHS, Debenhams and House of Fraser had 467 branches, but now only 79 remain, according to data compiled by commercial property information specialist CoStar Group.

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