Shop workers are facing almost 300 assaults every day, ranging from attacks by drunks to being injured trying to tackle shoplifters, a new study suggests.
Consumers have continued to ignore concerns about Brexit to send retail sales surging in March, official figures show.
Takeaway shop owners are set to be given the right to convert their restaurants into homes without planning permission in a bid to revive the high street.
Next chief executive Simon Wolfson said Brexit would only make people be 'a little more cautious' as the retailer dropped its profit predictions
Online retailer ASOS has warned over sales and profits after experiencing a "significant deterioration" in trading in the run-up to Christmas.
Damian Collins said the Budget will make things fairer for small businesses and ensure tech giants pay the right amount of tax
Lord Simon Wolfson, the chief executive of Next, has warned of potential issues if a no deal Brexit caused gridlock at ports
Numbers show that approximately 50,000 staff have been made redundant or seen their role put under threat, with the bulk of them working for well-known high street chains.
The group, which is hosting a strategy day, said it does not expect to make a half-year profit, while profits for the full year will come in "substantially" lower than last year.
The Mediterranean food chain had six outlets in London, but collapsed due to rising property costs and a fall in sales.
Flooring firm Carpetright will close stores as part of a plan to return to profitability
Poundworld went into administration last week, and almost 100 staff from the head office have now been made redundant
The department store chain said trading was "below plan" in May and early June, despite weak comparatives, forcing it to "reassess" expectations for the remainder of the year.
The retailer reported an operating loss of £74.3 million for the year to March 24, having made £97.6 million profit in the previous year.
Poundworld has 350 stores in the UK and is set to appoint Deloitte to handle the administration
Sales were down 2.2% on May last year, making it eight months since in-store like-for-like sales have shown growth of 1% or more.
The store closures will be carried out through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) - a move which allows companies to close loss-making shops and secure rental discounts.
JAB Holdings will add the sandwich chain to their growing food and drink empire.