Category Archives: Pound Shops

Embracing Failure in the Shadow of Success

This post’s title is the sub-title from a book I recently read.  It concerns Mick Channon Jnr and his relationship with his father, who he describes as “an arthritic workaholic grumpy old bastard” and only grudgingly as an ex England … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Bookmakers, Charity Shops, Closure, Consumer Lifestyle, Discounters, Heritage, High Streets, Local Retailers, Markets, Places, Planning, Pound Shops, Property, Regeneration, Retail Economy, Shopfronts, Social Inequality, Social Justice, Store Closures, Town Centres, Towns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Super Thursday?

Last Thursday was dubbed Super Thursday by a number of analysts due to the sheer volume of results, trading updates and other news expected from retail companies. It did not disappoint in that Morrisons sold off their convenience stores and … Continue reading

Posted in Aldi, Competition, Convenience stores, Discounters, Discounts, Food Retailing, Lidl, Local Retailers, Multichannel, Places, Post Offices, Pound Shops, Poundland, Scottish Grocers Federation, Understanding Scottish Places, USP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Retailer of the Year

I began reading Retail Week when it first started out and have kept up the practice. It has become a great source of current information and occasionally some jolting and thought-provoking commentary or feature. As is has developed its reputation, … Continue reading

Posted in John Lewis Partnership, Market Shares, Pound Shops, Retail Economy, Retailers, Tesco | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Outs and Ins of Administration

Towards the end of last week the retail news was rather dominated by a Deloitte report based on Local Data Company data  (The changing face of retail: where did all the shops go?) suggesting that the death of the high … Continue reading

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Woolies Five years On

They say time flies when you’re having fun; so it really should have dragged over the last few years through the deepest recession in living memory.  But it really doesn’t seem like five years (FIVE YEARS) this week since Woolworth … Continue reading

Posted in Closure, Historic Shops, Pound Shops, Retail History, Woolworths | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Going Strong?

I have procrastinated over this post for too long now, having been caught up in the symbolism that this will be my 100th post on this blog.  It is of course just another number, and when you get to my … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Change, Multichannel, Online Retailing, Pound Shops, Retail Economy, Retailers, Sainsbury, Scottish Retail Sales, Vacancies | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Half a million garden gnomes can’t be wrong, can they?

Twenty years ago when we were in the last recession (albeit a mini and shallow one compared to this time) there were very few discount retailers around – well certainly not of the form that are strong today. A good … Continue reading

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