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Head in the sand? Ostrich shops need to stop blaming the high street and step up

Jan 16, 2020 - City A.M.

STORIES of failing retailers seem to be as regularly in the news as Brexit or Harry and Meghan. And when we read about them, it's usually accompanied by lamentation that the state of the high street is to blame.

Just this week, City A.M. reported that department store Beales is facing collapse. Its chief executive has criticised high street business rates, unhelpful councils, and the challenging retail market as customers change their shopping habits.

These factors make for a checkli...