Business for British retailers was down again in April after more bad weather kept consumers at home. But what hope is there for this market and can bricks and mortar retail remain a driving force? Here is an examination of the state of play today.
High street businesses have been in trouble for some time, with many major names being erased from town centres due to a mixture of poor management and lower consumer spending levels. In fact, businesses which are in the position to harness XML applications for Cisco phones and take advantage of e-commerce to fight back are often better off than their less forward-thinking rivals.