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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)
April 2022 -new journal article published (Journal Articles page) on Twenty-One Years of Going Shopping and Marketing History
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- Personal Announcement: FRSE
- A Japanese Eataly? In Singapore?
- Retail change and why we fell in love with supermarkets?
- Grocery Market Shares in Great Britain 1997-2021
- Strange Things in Self-Service
- Twenty One Years of UK Grocery Market Share
- The Buttercup Dairy Company
- Grocery Market Shares in the UK 2020
- What Should We Value about Retailing and Towns and What Should We Do About Them?
- UK Grocery Market Share 1997-2019
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Tag Archives: Record shops
HMV – predictable or what?
125 stores, 2200 direct employees, an unknown number of individuals and businesses also linked to, and supplying, the company; the administration and likely demise of HMV would be problematic at any time but between Christmas and New Year it has … Continue reading
Posted in administration, Amazon, Boxing Day, Closure, Competition, Consumer Change, Customer Service, Government, High Streets, HMV, Internet shopping, Local Retailers, Online Retailing, Rates, Record stores, Retail Change, Retail Failure, Tax, Technology, Timpsons, Town Centres, Uncategorized Tagged administration, Amazon, Boxing Day, Business rates, Christmas, Christmas trading, Digital, HILCO, HMV, Internet, Music, Profits, Record shops, Sales, Streaming, Tax, technology, Timpson Leave a comment
Last Shop Standing
I well remember the first record that I bought on my own (and no it was not that embarrassing). I also well remember the record shop that I bought it in – a small store in an arcade in Bridgend, … Continue reading
Posted in Closure, Consumer Change, Independents, Record stores, Small Shops Tagged independents, Internet, Last shop standing, Record shops 4 Comments