Data: The retailers expanding and retreating from high streets in 2020

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New data compiled by the Local Data Company charts both the toll the coronavirus crisis has taken on many UK retailers but also highlights the categories that are proving more resilient.

Research by LDC has found that in the first half of 2020, 7,834 shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure sites (units) across the UK closed down. This was a 115% increase on store closures in the first half of 2019, which saw 3,647 closures. 

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