/ Christmas Eve and retailers are moaning
Just remember, if any more shops go out of business then it is your fault for not spending enough.
I'm betting that when the tills are totaled up in the new year, many retailers will record record proffits.
Pretty dire tbh. Im not expecting to be employed in a few months but its fine because Ill have graduated :P
And how will that make a difference to your employment status? :-)
I did head to the high street to get some mittens for my mum though. I failed. Things are pretty bad when you can't even buy ladies mittens!
I predict that the continued rise in online retail will push more and more high street retailers to the wall and that the premises, previously occupied by them in city centres around the country, will be given over to green space, affordable housing and areas devoted to public works of art... Either that or yet more off licenses, pound shops, bookies and lap dancing clubs.
It will be more charity shops Darren, the whole nation will become a seething mass of charity shops.
Most of my Christmas presents are ususually bought online in early December. I usually do one shop at a large mall for 'inspiration' when looking for the final little gifts and that's it. Been that way for about 4 years. It removes all the hassle.
I won't really miss shopping in shops.
I think largee retailers will struggle on for a few decades yet though getting smaller and more concentrated as time goes on. Hopefully, small high street shops will convert to less mass produced items.
Now, praise Ford and pass the Soma.
Hmmmmmm, floor turkey. Schlurp.
What DO we call them in the UK??? Shopping centre suggests those little things you find in town centres.
I think we fall between "shopping centre" and calling them by their specific name as blanchie says. I agree that "shopping centre" sounds like a town centre one, and that we haven't fully incorporated "mall" into the British lexicon. A Retail Park means you have to step outside to go from one shop to another. A Retail Outlet seems to mean essentially a mall where each store is selling remainders or seconds.
I am "looking forward" to going to the largest shopping mall in the USA, in King of Prussia :-$ (business trip to a client based nearby; I gather there is not much to do around there but go to the mall, including for your meals etc!)
Bit like Blue Water then? Was in Westfield in Shepherds Bush on friday - the place was empty.
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