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Shop­pers spoilt for choice – lo­cal, Are peo­ple’s shop­ping habits in Bucks chang­ing fol­low­ing the re­ces­sion and the rise and ease of in­ter­net shop­ping, and can tra­di­tional in­de­pen­dent shops com­pete against the big­ger High Street chain stores? JACK ABELL, C

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOCUS -

HIGH Streets across the UK are fac­ing chal­leng­ing times. The on­go­ing ef­fects of the re­ces­sion of 2008 have been far reach­ing, with the im­pact on tra­di­tional high street shops hav­ing been well doc­u­mented.

High street shops up and down the coun­try are hav­ing to com­pete harder than ever in or­der to be suc­cess­ful.

The smaller towns and vil­lages in Buck­ing­hamshire have not been im­mune to the prob­lems faced across the UK, and in­de­pen­dent busi­nesses are chal­lenged with the is­sue of con­tin­u­ing to at­tract cus­tomers who

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