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Brits rated most gloomy in retail

The British are the most pessimistic about the future retail environment according to a survey out today on the recession by Datamonitor. Results from the survey conducted on-line between 30-31 May 2009 and based on a sample of 1,200 respondents across Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, reveal 78 per cent of respondents across the four countries feel “lots more shops will close down”, with British shoppers being the most pessimistic with 89 per cent of respondents mostly agreeing with this statement.