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High street retailers boxing clever to fight the online tide

Large retailers are offering in-store experiences and partnering with delivery companies as they try to avoid being the next casualties in a shifting market

19th May, 2019
David Berry, managing director at Kantar Worldpanel Picture: Fergal Phillips

The so-called ‘high street bloodbath’ has taken down numerous well-established retailers in the British market in recent months, suggesting a bleak future for bricks-and-mortar operators competing against online operators.

But, while the retail store as we know it is coming under increasing pressure, there are signs that it will remain a core part of the retail mix – albeit in an evolving form.

“We have seen a decade of disruption in retail, and...

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