Tag: retail

British town Walsall pays dearly for UK retail crisis

by Jean-Baptiste OUBRIER With its deserted streets and closed shops, the centre of Walsall bears witness to Britain's retail crisis that political parties campaigning for election have vowed to fix. It's difficult not to be struck by the multitude of "to let" signs on unoccupied shop...

China will surpass US as the world’s top retail market in 2019: eMarketer

China is expected to surpass US as the world’s number one retail market in 2019, according to a report by the consulting firm eMarketer. With China’s increasing middle-class population, this would be a factor in having a consumer-driven economy. Based on the report’s worldwide retail and e-commerce...