Category Archives: Community Co-operatives

Co-operative Tokens, Sports Direct and The Bristol Pound

A little while ago I put up the photograph above on Twitter of three Co-operative Society tokens I had found; in this case from the Pontycymmer Industrial and Co-operative Society for a large loaf and one pint and a half … Continue reading

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Social Spaces and Places

A number of my colleagues have at times questioned why I bother with this retail blog or engage with Twitter. They tend to view such activity as essentially pointless or potentially taking them away from their research and other activity. … Continue reading

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Retailing in Seattle

A quarter of a century or so ago I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship.  As part of that I ended up in Seattle and interviewed various executives and family from Nordstrom, the … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Towns Conference 2011: Think Local – Act Local!

A November day out in Dunfermline; what could be more pleasant or stimulating?  But, a day out at Scotland’s Towns Conference – oh the added value of it all.  So, to the Glen Pavilion on the 16th November it was, … Continue reading

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Raising Dough?

A few months ago in an email exchange arising from one of my posts, I learned about a retail business start-up that might come to fruition. Well, this week (6th  October) it happens. Dunbar is to see the opening of … Continue reading

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