Politics 19 November 2012 “This new high in empty shop numbers really sets alarm bells ringing” Business quote of the day. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML “This new high in empty shop numbers really sets alarm bells ringing” British Retail Consortium director general Stephen Robertson warns that retailers still face huge challenges with 11 per cent of the High Street currently standing empty. More than one in ten shops standing empty represents a new high, after several high profile administrations including Comet, JJB Sports and Game. › Unhappy periods and delivery room poos - let's tell the truth about women More shops standing empty. Photograph: Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?