Tag Archives: closures

It’s life Jim, but not as we knew it

Being away for a few weeks has  advantages and disadvantages.  It does mean that I get to catch-up on trade press and newspaper reading in one batch when I return.  Reading a few weeks worth of these at one time … Continue reading

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Online vs Offline: Like for Like?

So the received wisdom about Christmas is that it was an online one. Retailers with good online offers – or perhaps more accurately  – compelling multi-channel approaches, did really well, and those without, well, did without, Thus the march onwards … Continue reading

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Bye, bye, Best Buy

It seems a lifetime ago, but is really only two or three years……Best Buy announcing that they were planning to open the first of their planned 200 out-of-town stores in the UK.  And then last week…… came their announcement saying … Continue reading

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Summertime … … … and the retailing is (far from) easy

You know how it is … you go away for a few weeks and when you come back everything is sort of the same, but well also, sort of different. The British (maybe only Scottish) summer is of course a … Continue reading

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