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Opinion: John Lewis results show stores urgently need new purpose


There was a striking line in the John Lewis Partnership’s results that threw into relief a question that taxes many retailers, not just the group’s new chair Dame Sharon White – what role does the store play as online continues to transform the industry?

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