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The Grocer: christmas is a big opportunity for the middle market

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined month on month over the previous quarter, retailers are under pressure.

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined month on month over the previous quarter, retailers are under pressure.

A decline in confidence is affecting trade. There’s also the significant shift to online, with e-commerce growing 16% year on year, which, although decelerating compared with previous years, is still growing faster than stores. And, finally, there’s the move to the discounters.

Read the rest of Tim’s article here, in which he discusses retailer’s market share and shares his tips for regaining customer loyalty over the Christmas period.