A recent study of 2000 people carried out for small-business payment provider Tyl by NatWest found bakeries to be the number one business that people wanted to see on the high street, as people’s appetite for high quality local food soars.
Other hospitality outlets, such as coffee shops, pubs and restaurants featured highly on the top 20 list, as did farm shops and butchers.
Eco-conscious choices, such as a zero-waste, or refill stores also featured, as people carefully consider what they want the future of the high street to look like.
Desire for a resurgence of the British high street
Many people recognised the decline in the high street over recent years, with fewer independent shops and vacant stores becoming vandalised.
Positively, the survey carried out for Tyl found 78% of people wanted to see a resurgence of the high street.
People Want to Shop Locally
Unfortunately, it’s no secret that local traders are being squeezed by increasing energy prices and fuel costs, as well as facing crop supply issues.
Mike Elliff, CEO of Tyl by Natwest recognised: “With the cost of trading and an impending recession, it’s important that we support our local shops as much as possible.
“We would encourage Brits to cut down on this reminiscing and instead venture out onto the high street and discover their next favourite local store.”
It is very promising that people are keen to shop locally and want to see the high street back at the heart of the community.
How Cunninghams EPOS Group Supports Bakeries
At Cunninghams EPOS Group, we provide one centralised EPOS system to help bakeries take secure payments, reduce waste and save money.
Our state-of-the-art bakery EPOS system integrates with leading bakery
production software, Cybake, and supports all aspects of your business, including stock, loyalty schemes, information labels and online orders.
For a free demo of our bakery EPOS system, call our expert team on 0330 024 5014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.