These once-big names are no longer on many high streets.

Record high street closures in 2019: these are the major shops that have closed or are under threat

Around 16 shops are closing every day in 2019 as record numbers of high street businesses shut down or move online.

2,870 stores on Britain's top 500 high streets have closed down in the first half of the year, according to research by PwC and the Local Data Company. However, a total of 1634 stores opened in the same period, meaning the net closure was 1,234. This is an increase from the 1,123 from last year and the highest number since the survey began in 2010. Fashion retailers saw the biggest decline in the period, driven by administrations and CVAs. Competition from online retailers has made it difficult for traditional retailers to survive and pay the overheads of a brick and mortar store. Here are some of the retail names that have gone from many high streets, or could be going soon.

The German fashion retailer, is to close its 26 stores in the UK and Ireland by October 2019 as part of restructuring. It may still operate concessions.

5. Gerry Weber

The German fashion retailer, is to close its 26 stores in the UK and Ireland by October 2019 as part of restructuring. It may still operate concessions.
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The Yorkshire Linen Co. went bust in February, and ceased trading. Its 19 stores were closed down.

6. The Yorkshire Linen Co.

The Yorkshire Linen Co. went bust in February, and ceased trading. Its 19 stores were closed down.
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This outlet ceased trading in March and all of its stores have been closed down, with around 300 staff being made redundant.

7. Better Bathrooms

This outlet ceased trading in March and all of its stores have been closed down, with around 300 staff being made redundant.
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Jack Wills went into pre-pack administration early in August. It was acquired by Sports Direct, which shut down 8 of the stores and said that other stores could still potentially be closed.

8. Jack Wills

Jack Wills went into pre-pack administration early in August. It was acquired by Sports Direct, which shut down 8 of the stores and said that other stores could still potentially be closed.
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