According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), 11.2 per cent of all shops on high streets and in shopping centres are vacant.
Isn\’t that a surprising statistic?
Based on ONS experimental Internet sales series, the non-seasonally adjusted average weekly
value of Internet retail sales in July 2011 was £523.4 million which was approximately 9.1 per
cent of total retail sales (excluding automotive fuel), compared with July 2010 which was £395.8
million which was approximately 7.1 per cent of total retail sales (excluding automotive fuel).
Hmm, perhaps not so surprising.