Category Archives: International Retailing

Singapore Times

As regular readers of this blog already know, the Institute for Retail Studies at the University of Stirling has had programmes and partners in Singapore for a long time, targeted both at Singaporean students and retailers and those in the … Continue reading

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Summer Retail Reading with an Asian flavour?

It’s not that I have more time in the summer, but rather I try to clean up my office (and it really does need it, as colleagues will attest). The problem is that I end up discovering things I had … Continue reading

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Righting the Tesco Supertanker?

Well a few days have now passed since the Tesco figures and the dust has settled some what. Much of the attention of course has fallen on the withdrawal from the USA and the attempts to be made to sell … 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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Returning Home

September may or may not be the cruellest month, though at Stirling it does signify an influx of students back to the University with assignments and examinations ahead of them.  September for me, in recent years, has signified success and … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Giffnock – Apples or Pears?

Whole Foods Market, Giffnock.  Yes, Whole Foods Market, Giffnock. You have to say it twice to quite believe it.  Did you really think that the next foray into the wider UK by Whole Foods Market would land up in Giffnock?  … Continue reading

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Bye, bye, Best Buy

It seems a lifetime ago, but is really only two or three years……Best Buy announcing that they were planning to open the first of their planned 200 out-of-town stores in the UK.  And then last week…… came their announcement saying … Continue reading

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