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Traditional high street businesses lose out to coffee shops and nail bars | Business | The Guardian

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A stroll down the high street used to be about buying pork chops at the butcher and a bunch of carnations from the florist, but a new study suggests a haircut and a nail buff now top our shopping lists. The rapidly changing face of Britain’s high streets shows an army of hairdressers and beauticians on the march but the number of newsagents, butchers and independent fashion stores in marked decline as they struggle to compete with the onslaught from supermarkets and larger chains. A third of independent high street stores are now cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways rather than traditional retailers, according to a study of 75,000 retailers by an insurance company.

via Traditional high street businesses lose out to coffee shops and nail bars | Business | The Guardian.

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