The successful retail sector that doesn’t get mentioned!

When talking of the retail market, the media headlines have been for high profile failures and High Street names in trading difficulties such as House of Fraser, Debenhams, Poundworld, HMV, Toys’R’Us to name just a few. What the media have not picked up, or perhaps they just prefer bad news stories, is the resurgence of the secondary retail market; those locations just off the main High Street or Shopping Precinct, where rents are more affordable and service charges are low or non-existent. The market towns of Wiltshire can virtually all boast good demand in this sector, with hair and beauty; food and drink and quasi-medical uses to the fore. Leading the way has been the number of barber shops opening! It still amazes me the number we now have in some towns in the area. Are they all going to … Continued