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Rates Relief?

On a couple of occasions during the so far three year life of this blog I have almost written something about rates. I have obliquely skirted the issue and then pulled away, sometimes saying I’ll do it properly some day. … Continue reading

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The Great, the Good and the Minister

There are a lot of retail industry conferences out there, and if I combined the industry ones and the academic ones (assuming cost was no barrier) then I am sure I could readily conference the year away. Boring, repetitive but … Continue reading

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Retail – A British Success Story

Even as a Professor of Retail Studies, I still get disparaging comments from academic colleagues in ‘proper’ subjects and from journalists and others – retailing isn’t that significant they say, and how can you possibly study it, given it’s so … Continue reading

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The State of British Retailing. Discuss

Took a break from internal and external examining to attend to the British Retail Consortium’s Annual Symposium in London. I attended last year and thought it was a very strong programme of senior retail speakers and this year’s programme looked … Continue reading

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