This page contains links to publications that are referred to in the posts and can be downloaded.

Retail Logistics

An article I wrote a couple of years ago on the changing nature of retail logistics and which I find students quite like. Available at

Supply Chain Management and Retailing by  Leigh Sparks, Published in Supply Chain Forum – an international journal, 11, 4, p 4-12 (2010)


GEM features in Robert Peston’s BBC first programme of his series on the History of Shopping. Professor Paul Whysall contributed to the programme. Paul’s full paper on GEM was published in 2007 in the journal I edit. We have made it available below – the website for the Journal is here.

Whysall P (2007) GEM 1964-1966 Britain’s first out-of town retailer International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 15, 111-124. Original is at


Town and City Centre Futures in Scotland: Stirling City Centre – overheads from a presentation to the Stirling Civic Trust, 14th October 2013.

Retail Trends and Town Centres – overheads from a presentation at Falkirk, 15th May 2013.

The Role of Retailing in the Modern Scottish Economy – overheads from a presentation at West Lothian College, Livingston, 22nd May 2012

Scottish Government Health Levy on Large Food Retailers

A short briefing paper on aspects of the Scottish Government’s health levy – IRS Briefing Paper on Health Levy

Scotland’s Town Centres

CSPP Manifesto for Town Centres May 2012 – local government towns mini manifesto

Scottish Towns Group final report – Scotland’s Towns and Town Centres

Scotland’s Towns and Town Centres: Re-thought and re-imagined to create confidence to change futures – Sparks Presentation March 2011 by Leigh Sparks to ATCM Parliamentary Reception, Holyrood.

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