Author: Leigh Sparks
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14.11.17 Our two Latest Trading Places columns (Reconfiguring retail spaces and on BIDs) for the Journal of Town & Country Planning available on Trading Places section of blog
8.11.17 Presentations and media updated
20.06.17 Media Commentary updated, especially around our report on Retailing and Diet and Health
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- Talking Tesco (Again)
- Town & Country Planning Journal (Trading Places Columns)
- About Leigh Sparks and this Blog
- A (Retail) Sense of Place
- Time Out in Lisbon: Part Two
- Clarence Saunders and Keedoozle
- A Japanese Eataly? In Singapore?
- Retail Branding: it's not (just) private label
- Journal Articles 2017
- Scotland's Shops and Shopfronts: history and future?
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Author Archives: Leigh Sparks
Anyone following my twitter feed (@sparks_stirling) will have encountered my fascination and interest in ghost signs. It has also been included in some musings from me and a guest contribution to this blog. I had a previous tendency to focus … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I attended the Royal Welsh Show (Y Sioe Fawr) at Llanelwedd/Builth Wells. For a number of years I have been to the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston and have always thought it to be a large … Continue reading
Every two years the conference of the European Association for Education and Research in Commercial Distribution (EAERCD) comes around. Now in its 19th incarnation, this academic conference attracts retail scholars from across the globe to present and discuss their latest … Continue reading
The Scottish diet has become a short-hand for unhealthy living. All the evidence points to its stubborn lack of change despite information, exhortation and even small measures of legislation. Whilst retailers and manufacturers have taken some actions on reformulation of … Continue reading