Media Commentary 2023

This page provides a listing of, and links to, some of the media commentary produced this current year by Leigh Sparks on various retail related topics. Previous years media commentary can be found by following the links under this heading on the main page.


Frozen products sales volumes holding up better than fresh, interview on BBC Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, 14th April

The True Cost of Employment – Report with Scottish Grocers Federation. Various press coverage including Scottish Local Retailer (SLR), Convenience Store and Talking Retail, April.


John Lewis Retail plans to demutualise – discussion, BBC Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, 20th March

The big shop: Stores reveal how Saturdays are doing the business again, Sunday Post, 19th March


British supermarkets confront their German discounting demons, Reuters, 22nd February

Island and rural town centres hit by loss of M&Co clothing, The Herald, 7th February (and other outlets in subsequent days)

Discussion on M&Co closure announcement, BBC Radio Scotland Drivetime, 6th February


Argos Nostalgia: demise of the catalogue king mourned by Irish shoppers as 580 jobs go, Irish Independent, 19th January

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