North West figures show rise in restaurants and retailers

Paul Barber
The number of restaurants and retailers in the North West continues to rise rapidly, despite a string of high-profile failures in both sectors, according to research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The figures show that the so-called ‘crisis in casual dining’ and the troubles in the retail sector have failed to deter new entrants coming into the market. The number of restaurant businesses rose by 7% since January to more than 8,900 in July, while the number of retail businesses was up by 6% at around 22,700. ... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...