Post-Christmas sales failed to revitalise the UK's high streets as footfall dropped by four per cent compared with 2018.
Post-election certainty will bring boost to retail sector for 2020.
The Co-op has found that sales of ethical goods and services in the UK have increased almost tenfold in 20 years.
Over 140,000 jobs have been lost this year as store closures and administrations took a toll on the UK's high streets
The pressure on high street retailers is expected to continue into 2020
Retail administrations in the UK have declined by 30 per cent this year despite several retailers facing increased pressure
Boxing Day footfall has dropped at the sharpest rate for nine years as rainy weather and early discounting continued to affect
The UK's high streets and shopping centres have recorded a slump in footfall during Christmas Eve
Boxing Day in-store sales are expected to drop by more than 12 per cent this year compared with 2018, according to a new report.
A total of 10.3 million shoppers will descend into the UK's high streets today to continue shopping for Christmas deals