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One in five shops could close by 2018, warns study

The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) is warning that High Streets could see 20% of their shops close down within five years as more people turn to the internet for their shopping.

The organisation, which conducts research into retail, technology and crime, says this would equate to 62,000 shops closing down.

The CRR believes large areas of the UK's High Streets would become housing.

BBC's Jeremy Cooke is in Wolverhampton to examine how this is likely to affect the shops and high street there.

  • 28 May 2013
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