Category Archives: Closure

The Outs and Ins of Administration

Towards the end of last week the retail news was rather dominated by a Deloitte report based on Local Data Company data  (The changing face of retail: where did all the shops go?) suggesting that the death of the high … Continue reading

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Woolies Five years On

They say time flies when you’re having fun; so it really should have dragged over the last few years through the deepest recession in living memory.  But it really doesn’t seem like five years (FIVE YEARS) this week since Woolworth … Continue reading

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It’s life Jim, but not as we knew it

Being away for a few weeks has  advantages and disadvantages.  It does mean that I get to catch-up on trade press and newspaper reading in one batch when I return.  Reading a few weeks worth of these at one time … Continue reading

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Online vs Offline: Like for Like?

So the received wisdom about Christmas is that it was an online one. Retailers with good online offers – or perhaps more accurately  – compelling multi-channel approaches, did really well, and those without, well, did without, Thus the march onwards … Continue reading

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Comet and the Argosnauts

Over the last week the press has been full of the demise of Comet – the biggest retail failure since the death of Woolworths in the words of some papers – and (as can be seen in our Media Commentary … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Capitals?

Over the last couple of weekends I have been in Edinburgh and London, and for various reasons spent some time in arguably the two major off-centre shopping centres in each city – the Gyle in Edinburgh and Westfield Stratford in … Continue reading

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Last Shop Standing

I well remember the first record that I bought on my own (and no it was not that embarrassing). I also well remember the record shop that I bought it in – a small store in an arcade in Bridgend, … Continue reading

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