Nearly 650,000 retail jobs lost over last five years

High-Street

Over half a million retail jobs have been lost and over 70,000 stores closed across the UK since 2017, according to new figures.

The demise of high street chains such as Debenhams and the closure of Arcadia Group’s stores, which included retail chains such as Topshop and Dorothy Perkins, were key drivers behind these figures, as well as more recent job losses at TM Lewin and Missguided.

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