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Analysis: Let’s be honest, has Covid killed the shop?


The economics of running stores have grown increasingly difficult over the past eight months. With quiet city centres, weak demand and a step-change in online, are stores still part of retailers’ future plans?

What will retail property look like in 2030?

Retail Property 2030

Declining footfall, spiralling business rates and the unstoppable growth of ecommerce have put the UK’s high streets and shopping centres in crisis.

We’re now at a tipping point and dramatic change needs to happen to prevent some town centres becoming ghost towns.

In this long read, we set out a vision of what retail property will look like in 2030.

Read the report