Will online shopping be the end of the high street?

Analysis and discussion on the future of retail spending.

Event starts at 11.00 on 15 December 2020 at online

The pandemic and its associated restrictions has have added to the challenges facing the high street with more and more people going online to shop. But what has happened to spending across the country since March? Which cities have seen the most growth in online shopping? And how much might people’s behaviour change once the pandemic is behind us?

At this event, Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities set out our analysis of data on spending across UK cities. His presentation was followed by responses from:

  • Sharon Appleby, Head of Business and Operations at Sunderland’s Business Improvement District
  • Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium
  • Richard Newland, Director of Branch and Workplace Development at Nationwide Building Society

Followed by a Q&A chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of Centre for Cities.

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