Category Archives: Education

An overview of (UK) retailing

One of the common questions that I get asked, generally and by journalists and students, is ‘what is going on in retailing?’  There are many ways to answer this, and in the various presentations I do, some of the themes … Continue reading

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Retail Thought Leadership

Regular readers of this blog will know about the work we do with the Local Data Company (LDC). As a University we are not alone in this. A couple of weeks ago I attended the LDC/CDRC Retail Thought Leadership event … Continue reading

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Livingston Lecture 22nd May 2012: Growth of the Retail Sector

Free lecture/discussion! If you are anywhere near Livingston next Tuesday (22nd May) evening and want a couple of hours dicsussing retailing, then there is a free event at West Lothian College from 1800-2000. There are various speakers as in the … Continue reading

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Double Jeopardy

I am Welsh by birth and upbringing, though have lived in Scotland for almost the last 30 years, so there was a fair degree of spluttering into my muesli-encrusted white sausage supper the other night. A few deep fried Mars … Continue reading

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Catching Up?

Just back from my latest travails. This time to Singapore where the IRS signed a new agreement for scholarships for our undergraduate retail degree. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency are sponsoring 90 scholarships over 3 years at an investment of … Continue reading

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