A recent convention in Liverpool drew together thousands of key players from the retail industry as they discussed ways to reinvigorate Britain’s high streets in the wake of the recent crippling recession. The fact that Liverpool was chosen to host the event is extremely important for the city, highlighting just how impressive a change there has been in the city over the last decade.
Whilst many high streets have suffered during the recession, Liverpool has actually managed to come out of the other side in better shape than ever, and the local economy continues to be buoyant in the face of the economic crisis.
Shopping in Liverpool now not only draws in people from the local area, but also those from all over the country, excited by the vibrant shopping scene. During the conference it was announced that certain areas of the city will be given even extra help to further the major leaps that Liverpool has made in terms of its shopping scene.
Liverpool shops seem to be the only ones in the country that have avoided the sting of the recession, in many ways being buoyed by the status of European City of Culture. This mantle not only helped raise awareness about just how impressive the Liverpool cultural scene and Liverpool shopping were, but also ensured that the community came together more than ever in support of their city and continued to boost economic progress even when it was slowing or regressing throughout the rest of the country.
The recent choice of Liverpool for such an important convention sent a clear message – the rest of the country could learn a great deal from Liverpool shops. In turn, those looking for the best place to shop outside of the capital will find that Liverpool now has more to offer than almost any other city.