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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
Top Posts & Pages
- 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
- Twenty One Years of UK Grocery Market Share
- UK Grocery Market Share 1997-2019
- Strange Things in Self-Service
- 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?
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Tag Archives: Space
Shops: More or Less (and #IndieHour)
This blog has a number of recurring themes – or nightmares. Most of them are focused around the themes of the mis-use of data, the lack of reaction about the structural change underway across retailing and the unwillingness of many … Continue reading
Posted in #IndieHour, Collaboration, Consumers, High Streets, Independents, Internet shopping, Landlords, Online Retailing, Reinvention, Relationships, Rents, Retail Change, Retailers, Small Shops, Start-ups, Towns, Uncategorized, University of Stirling, Vibrancy Tagged #IndieHour, Consumers, Costs, independents, Landlords, Online, Retail, Retail growth, Space, stores Leave a comment
Christmas may be Cancelled
If there is no upside to Brexit then a No Deal Brexit plumbs the depth of stupidity. And yet, two men who claim to be intelligent are currently racing to utter the most damaging nonsense and not bothering to hide … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, Christmas, Disasters, distribution, European Union, Finance, Frictionless, Government, Logistics, Politicians, Producers, Resilience, Stock, Suppliers, Supply Chains, Uncategorized, Warehouses Tagged Brexit, Business, Christmas, distribution, European Union, Food, Frictionless, logistics, medicines, No-Deal brexit, Politicians, Retail, Space, Stock, Supply chains, Warehouses 1 Comment
Singapore’s Scary Monsters
Back in the warmth of Singapore for our graduation and alumni events and associated student and other meetings, and there seemed to be only one question people had for me; what could be done about Singapore’s ailing retail sector? On … Continue reading
Posted in Adjacencies, Art, Brands, Corporate branding, Customer engagement, Design, Experiential, Flagship, Food and Beverage, Gentle Monster, Korea, Malls, Online Retailing, Retailers, Retailing, Shopping Centres, Singapore, Space, Vacancies Tagged Experiential, Food and Beverage, Gentle Monster, Korea, Malls, Shopping Centres, Singapore, Space, Store Adjacencies, Sunglasses, Tourism, Vacancies 1 Comment
If I had a hammer …
I am useless at DIY as anyone who knows me can testify. I can wield a hammer but other tools are beyond me, and whilst in my long ago youth I spent a golden summer as a brickie’s labourer, no … Continue reading
Posted in B&Q, Catalogues, Closure, DIY, International Retailing, Internet shopping, Online Retailing, Screwfix, Space Tagged B&Q, DIY, internet retailing, Online, retail internationalisation, Screwfix, Space, Store Closure Leave a comment