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
- The Multiplier and the Glue: Locally owned convenience stores and the local economy
- Retail change and why we fell in love with supermarkets?
- A Lidl Surprise?
- "You can’t be a good retailer unless you’re good at logistics"
- Taxing Times: Tesco and Poland
- UK Grocery Market Share 1997-2019
- A Japanese Eataly? In Singapore?
- Efficiency or Idiocy?
- Local Convenience Stores in a Challenging Retail Environment
- Retail Branding: it's not (just) private label
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Category Archives: Mary 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
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
I must have been one of the very first people to use the Freedom of Information Act, submitting my request to the Cabinet Office on the very first day possible. OK, it took me several years and a ruling from … Continue reading
Tuesday saw a motley gathering of 40 or so people at The Lighthouse in Glasgow at a “Towns Summit” co-organised by Architecture + Design Scotland and the Scotland’s Towns Partnership. The workshop was convened on the back of three contexts: … Continue reading
Well it beat Christmas shopping. I spent part of last week reading the full version of the Mary Portas Review, rather than simply the 28 recommendations and press coverage. In my quick comment I wondered if there was much “meat” … Continue reading
So, where were you on the day the high street was saved? With just the merest hint of irony, I was in a shopping centre for much of the day. But a shopping centre with fully integrated public transport links … Continue reading