Why are these five UK retailers thriving as most others battle?
Traditional chains were already struggling with the rise of online before a weaker pound began squeezing sales further
London — British shops are being battered as the shift to e-commerce, intense competition and the fallout from Brexit cause catastrophic levels of store closures and job cuts.
The country offers a case study in the troubles facing retail worldwide, and the collapse this week of the UK arm of baby-products chain Mothercare is just the latest example. With fast-growing online rivals such as Boohoo and Amazon.com drawing shoppers, traditional chains were already struggling before a weaker pound began squeezing living standards and crimping sales further...