BRC reports flagging footfall figures for UK retail.
Worst sales growth for 11 months; September's sales revival a 'false dawn'.
Poor sales and a lack of consumer confidence are bad news for retailers this summer, says the CBI.
Temporary stores now 'easier to open' following report by retail guru Mary Portas.
Toy retailers say that sales can be boosted if neighbouring shops group together.
The latest BDO sales tracker reports two per cent growth and higher spending in most sectors.
Latest CBI survey suggests the High Street could be stabilising.
Last year 2,500 more independents opened than closed, however toy shop numbers dwindle.
New year discounting encourages growth of 0.9 per cent.
Sales rise 1.2 per cent in January against expectations of a decline; however shop closures hit three-year high.
Local Data Company report shows vacancy rates were at 14 per cent in 2011.
Wheniwasakid.co.uk owner claims he will save money by opening on the High Street.
RTT says Christmas price cuts hurt new year sales and could damage future margins.
'Queen of Shops' publishes her review of the future of retail
Research finds that shoppers will not cut back this year and plan to use the High Street just as much as the internet.
Retail sales trackers report like-for-like drops as families hold back on Christmas shopping.
The Disney-Pixar licence helps the UK toy market grow four per cent in August; Read our exclusive NPD data here.
Landlords offer retailers 'business rate only' deals to save money on vacant shops.
Volume of sales in September was down year-on-year, but the decline has now stabilised.
The cost of renting shops on the High Street is less than it was 20 years ago.