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May 2023 – Two new articles and a book chapter noted on the Journal Articles page
February 2023 – New piece for The Conversation on online retailing (see commentaries tab)
January 2023 – Roll over of some areas for new year, plus The Conversation piece on Christmas trading updates published (see commentaries tab) and main posts
December 2022 – End of year tidying up and re-arrangement, including link to EDAS podcast on places and towns (see presentations tab)
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Tag Archives: Eataly
Time Out in Lisbon: Part One
It has been some time since I was in Lisbon and thus it was a pleasure to receive an invite to present a keynote to a conference on retail, consumption and urban governance, especially in early autumn, which is slightly … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Architecture, Brands, Eataly, Emporium Shokuhin, Food and Beverage, Food Court, Food Tourism, Gastronomy, Historic Shops, History, Lisbon, Markets, Places, Regeneration, Retailers, Scotland Food and Drink, Singapore, Time Out, Tourism Tagged Brands, Eataly, Food Culture, Food Tourism, Lisbon, Markets, Mercado da Ribeira, Regeneration, Scotland's Food and Drink, Singapore, Time Out, Tourism 3 Comments
Where Good Food is a Religion
Regular readers of this blog will be aware of my passion for Welsh rugby, fresh food and especially markets. Every so often the stars align and we take ourselves off to Rome where all can be indulged. And so it … Continue reading
Posted in Campagna Amica, Consumer Lifestyle, Diet and Health, Eataly, Farmers Markets, Food, Food Quality, Food Tourism, Gastronomy, Markets, Producers, Rugby Union, Scotland Food and Drink, Slow Food, Sparks, Supply Chains, Sustainability Tagged Authenticity, Campagna Amica, Eataly, Farmers Markets, Food, Markets, Producers, Quality, Rome, Rugby, Supply chains 1 Comment
A Japanese Eataly? In Singapore?
Regular readers of this blog will recall that I have a bit of a thing for Eataly, the destination food retail and dining concept showcasing the best in Italian local, slow and seasonal products and other gourmet food and cooking. … Continue reading
Posted in Eataly, Emporium Shokuhin, Experiential, Food, Food Quality, Food Retailing, Gastronomy, Japanese, Markets, Restaurants, Scotland Food and Drink, Seafood, Shopping Centres, Singapore, Slow Food Tagged Concept Store, Eataly, Emporium Shokuhin, Food, Japan, Restaurants, Seafood, Singapore 2 Comments
Let’s get the rugby out of the way first. It’s all Scotland’s fault; these days it always is. Another wooden spoon and apparently such a poor performance that the true champions, Wales, despite a magnificent demonstration of world-class rugby against … Continue reading
Posted in Eataly, Food, Food Quality, Food Tourism, Heritage, Logistics, Markets, Public Realm, Scotland Food and Drink, Slow Food, Urban History Tagged Eataly, Food, Food Culture, Markets, Public Realm, Rome, Rugby, Street selling 3 Comments
A Food Tour of Scotland?
Taking my role as the American Collegiate Retailing Association’s “Member-at-Large” extremely seriously, ahead of the biennial EAERCD academic conference I recently joined a small (though obviously not-so-select) band on a five-day study tour of Northern Italian food retailing and food … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Food Retailing, Food Tourism, Gastronomy, Heritage, Independents, Slow Food, Whisky Tagged Eataly, Food, Gastronomy, Scotland, Slow Food, Tourism, Whisky 4 Comments
What’s Blue and Yellow and Full of (Meat)Balls?
Many Scots have a view or an image in their mind about IKEA. Maybe it is the vivid blue and yellow, perhaps it is the Swedish meatballs in the cafeteria, probably it involves the catalogue, possibly their peculiar shopping method … Continue reading
Posted in IKEA, International Retailing Tagged Eataly, IKEA, International retailing, Scotland Leave a comment