Analysis: Seven retailers defying the gloom and opening stores


While many retailers – Boots is the latest – are shutting stores, others have ambitious opening programmes. Here we shine the spotlight on some of the big names that are laying down square footage.

Many retailers are shutting branches as tough trading conditions bite. But despite the ‘death of the high street’ headlines that cast retail as an industry on its knees, there are plenty of companies still opening shops. 

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