Tag Archives: Closure

Scottish Retail Sales: seeing the impact of Lockdown

Earlier today (22nd April) the March figures from the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor (managed by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG) were published. They were as bad as everyone expected, and the commentary in the media showed due concern (for … Continue reading

Posted in Availability, BRC, Closure, Community, Consumer Change, Consumers, Convenience stores, Covid19, Food, Food Retailing, Grocery, High Streets, Independents, Internet shopping, Lockdown, Market Shares, Non-food retailing, Panic buying, Places, Rents, Resilience, Retail Change, Retail Economy, Retail Sales, Retailers, Retailing, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Scottish Retail Consortium, Scottish Retail Sales, Scottish Retailing, Shopping, Social Inequality, Supply Chains, Town Centres, Towns, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Conversation: BHS

The University of Stirling is a supporter of The Conversation and I published a piece there today on the travails of BHS. I reblog it here. You will also see and read some other media coverage of mine in other … Continue reading

Posted in administration, BHS, Closure, Competition, Consumer Change, Department Stores, Finance, High Streets, Multichannel, Resilience, Store Closures, Town Centres, Variety Stores | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Woolies Five years On

They say time flies when you’re having fun; so it really should have dragged over the last few years through the deepest recession in living memory.  But it really doesn’t seem like five years (FIVE YEARS) this week since Woolworth … Continue reading

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Comet and the Argosnauts

Over the last week the press has been full of the demise of Comet – the biggest retail failure since the death of Woolworths in the words of some papers – and (as can be seen in our Media Commentary … Continue reading

Posted in Catalogues, Closure, Comet, Competition, Consumer Change, Internet shopping, Online Retailing, Private Equity | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Private (Olympic) Space

A few years ago a number of retail academics gathered at a conference in Columbus, Ohio. The local shopping centre was a little bit different to the run of the mill American mall, having pavements and streets, with on street … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Change, High Streets, Olympics, Public Realm, Shopping Centres, Town Centres | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment