The British Retail Consortium reported sales to have decreased in the UK for the first time in 25 years but many Northamptonshire businesses have experienced growth.
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce reported an increase in domestic sales, job recruitment and consumer confidence from October to December compared to the previous quarter.
Several businesses did open in Northampton last year too, including The Range, The Rose Gallery and WHSmith.
Here are some of the most well-known traders to shut in the town.
Blue Inc on Abington Street closed in February 2019, but neighbouring charity shop Scope has moved in since. Photo: Google
The Homebase branch on Weedon Road closed in March 2019 while the neighbouring Argos relocated into the nearby Sainsbury's. Photo: Google
Bathstore on St James Road shut after the company went into administration in July 2019. The firm was bought by Homebase and some branches were saved, but Northampton's was among those to close. Photo: Google
Blue Inc on Abington Street closed in February 2019, but charity shop Barnado's has moved in since. Photo: Google