Category Archives: Localisation

Crane vs Portas

The majority of this blog entry is authored by my colleague Anne Findlay, who indulged in a little bout of town focused channel surfing one night last week and came across two very different views of towns. In the Scottish … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Change, High Streets, Localisation, Mary Portas, Places, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Town Centres | Tagged | 4 Comments

A Market is for Life not just for Christmas

As has been noted in these pages, I am not a great fan of the Orange One. The idea that celebrity can save the high street is not one I ascribe to readily, and the Portas review for me missed … Continue reading

Posted in Farmers Markets, Festivals, Independents, Localisation, Markets, Mary Portas, Places, Town Centres | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Only in America?

Despite having lived in the USA for extended periods of time I am still unclear about my favourite parts.  The western swathe from New Mexico to Wyoming is unique, but the south-eastern states often draw me back. So following a … Continue reading

Posted in Department Stores, Downtown, Heritage, Local Retailers, Localisation, Regeneration, Regulation, USA | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Made in Stirling

Over the last year I have increasingly argued that with the withdrawal of many multiple retailers from many high streets we are entering a period a major structural change in consumer behaviour and retail opportunities. This will not necessarily be … Continue reading

Posted in High Streets, Independents, Localisation, Places, Pop-Up Shops, Property, Regeneration, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Start-ups, Town Centres | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments