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kirsty for web

Comment: Digital offers hope for the high street

Weather is never far from a retailer’s mind – whether they blame it for poor trading or not – but nobody could have prepared for last week’s hotchpotch of sun, snow, rain, wind and thunderstorms. Not sunny enough to buy flipflops and vest tops, nor cold enough to invest in new jumpers and jackets – hopes of a pick-up in trading over the bank holiday weekend were quickly dashed.