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14 shops a day close down in the UK
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14 shops a day close down in the UK 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
that has been over the past 7 years; no surprise as the world has changed and online shopping has exploded (the equivalent of Mail Order years ago - then a tiny area of retail).
 
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Spee

Re:14 shops a day close down in the UK 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
And pubs are closing at a rate of 24 a week.

One in three are gone, since the seventies.

Most of us now buy our booze in the supermarket.


 
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Re:14 shops a day close down in the UK 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
Yes and further compounds total lack of interpersonal contact; these days internet clicks are "friends". As a species we have "lost it".
 
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Spee

Re:14 shops a day close down in the UK 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
My friend in the US walks into her local foodstore, takes several items from the shelves - and leaves with them in her bag, without interacting with anyone.

Her credit card (of which the store has details) is automatically debited - and she receives a itemised list via the internet.

When initially registering for the service, she was provided with a fob which activates when she enters - verifying who she is. And the items taken are recorded by in-store wi-fi.


Impersonal now enters retail...


 
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andrew

Re:14 shops a day close down in the UK 11 Months ago  
I hope Paperchase are the next to go for bowing down to snowflakes.

Heard that Card Factory have improved over the years.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-42057493
 
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dixie

Re:14 shops a day close down in the UK 11 Months ago  
JK2006 wrote:
that has been over the past 7 years; no surprise as the world has changed and online shopping has exploded (the equivalent of Mail Order years ago - then a tiny area of retail).

I'm surprised it isn't greater. I saw a story at the weekend suggesting 2 in every 5 Christmas Presents bought this year will be bought online.
 
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