Category Archives: Retail Diversity

Sustainable Development by Retailers in Europe

In 1987 I went to Poland at the invitation of the British Academy/Polish Academy of Sciences. It was an interesting trip and we even published some quick reflections on the retailing we encountered in Warsaw and Krakow (see here). Fast … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, European Retailers, Incredible Edible, Marks and Spencer, Poland, Retail Diversity, Sustainable Development, Tesco | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Debating Points

On the 16th January there was a debate in the Scottish Parliament – not a long one mind – on the Government’s Town Centre Action Plan. The Official Record of the debate is available on the Parliament’s website and I … Continue reading

Posted in Government, High Streets, Places, Rates, Regulation, Retail Diversity, Retail Policy, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Town Centre Review, Town Centres | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Todmorden, Bruntsfield, Little Salkeld …. Local in Action

Many will know of the Incredible Edible Todmorden story – I mentioned Pam Warhurst’s presentation at Scotland’s Towns Conference a few posts ago – and some may have got involved in the Kickstarter crowdfunding of a book about their experiences, … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Printing, Campaigns, Community Grocer, Crowdfunding, Food, Localisation, Places, Retail Diversity, Seeds, Water Mills | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Local Data Company/University of Stirling Scottish Town Centres – Upcoming Event

The Local Data Company and the University of Stirling are introducing a report on retailing in Scotland’s Top 100 Towns and Cities on 17th December at KPMG’s offices in Edinburgh. We are limited to 50 places and attendance is FREE, … Continue reading

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Town Centre Regeneration – Learning Lessons?

A few weeks ago the long-awaited Douglas Wheeler Associates report on “Town Centre Regeneration: how does it work and what can be achieved?” was published by the Scottish Government. Four parts are available for download on the website; Summary, Report, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, High Streets, Places, Regeneration, Retail Diversity, Retail Policy, Retailers, Scotland's Town and High Streets, TCRF, Town Centres, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Raising Dough?

A few months ago in an email exchange arising from one of my posts, I learned about a retail business start-up that might come to fruition. Well, this week (6th  October) it happens. Dunbar is to see the opening of … Continue reading

Posted in Community Co-operatives, Customer Service, Food, Food Retailing, Gastronomy, High Streets, Independents, Places, Retail Diversity, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Slow Food, Start-ups, Town Centres, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment