Retail guru Mary Portas will star in a BBC 2 programme called “Mary Portas: Save Our Shops” tonight.
Mary Portas looks at how the recession is threatening high streets and independent retailers up and down the country and asks what can be done to halt the number of shop closures around the UK in an hour-long programme at 9pm tonight. Up to 35,000 shops could close this year according to a report by Experian.
Portas also takes on her biggest challenge to date, aiming to save not just a single store but the entire town centre of Tewkesbury.
The programme also features an interview with John Lewis chairman Charlie Mayfield.
Check Drapersonline.com for a review of the programme tomorrow.
We want to hear comments from our readers on what can be done to help prevent shops closures too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your views.