Author: Leigh Sparks
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2.11.2018 Details of my two new books added – Logistics and Retail Management and Food Retailing and Sustainable Development
12.07.2018 Our final Trading Places column for Town & Country Planning is now available on the Trading Places section of this blog
Top Posts & Pages
- Dead or Alive?
- Retail Branding: it's not (just) private label
- The Wonder of Woolies - continued
- Retail change and why we fell in love with supermarkets?
- "Destination High Street - Restoring Vibrancy to Scotland's Towns"
- Shops opening and expanding, queues outside: the High Street picture that’s not making the national news
- Co-operative Tokens, Sports Direct and The Bristol Pound
- Uncertainty: Brexit and Retailing
- Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships 2017
- Does Footfall Matter?
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Category Archives: Closure
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
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
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
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
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
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