Went to Maplin recently to pick-up a SPST toggle switch, only to find all the component hobbyist items have been removed from the shop floor.
Presumably, this is to make way for high margin smart home stuff.
Later added said switch to an order from a Raspberry Pi reseller whilst buying a stack of other stuff that Maplin simply don't sell.
They've missed a trick in not being the go-to high street RPi supplier and educator.
I'm sure high street retail space is expensive, but stores risk losing otherwise loyal customers if they hide all the boring but essential items away in the basement.