Tag Archives: BRC

The Future of Work in Retailing? Just Walk Out

There has been quite a lot of attention in the last few days on the Amazon Go unit in Seattle being opened to the public.  Much has focused on whether this is the end of retail work and how fast … Continue reading

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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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