The number of stores shuttered across Britain jumped in the first half of 2012, according to consultants PwC and the Local Data Company (LDC). Retail Week takes a closer look at the numbers.

20

Retail chain stores closed on average per day

953

Total store closures for the period, compared with 174 in the whole year of 2011

7%

Increase in discount store numbers

4.6%

Rise in convenience food store numbers

276

Number of stores closed by clothes shops (include lingerie)

215

The number of net stores shuttered in the Southeast

13

The number of net stores closed in the Northeast

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