Tag Archives: Consumers

Retail change and why we fell in love with supermarkets?

My long-term colleague, Anne Findlay has just sent me a newspaper clipping that she recently found in her parent’s house. A quick bit of research (or Googling as we now call it) dated it to February 7th 1962. Anne knew … Continue reading

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Today: the High Street

Today, the Today programme on Radio 4 is running two opposing views of the high street and soliciting views about the state of, the memories of, and the future of Britain’s high street.These will feed into a series of reports … Continue reading

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Mary Portas and High Streets – Good Luck!

Well, at least this celebrity has worked in retailing and has had some success, albeit most notably on a makeover programme. The last thing high streets and town centres need is simply a makeover. But anyhow, the UK Government has … Continue reading

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