Tag Archives: Vacancies

The Price of Progress?

I have sometimes wondered about the castaways on the BBC’s Desert Islands – are their food needs met by a traditional high street, a hypermarket or even Tesco.com? Or do they have to forage for whatever they can find? If … Continue reading

Posted in Availability, Consumer Change, Diet and Health, Food Retailing, Independents, Small Shops, Supply Chains, Town Centres, Vacancies | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Tale of Two Capitals?

Over the last couple of weekends I have been in Edinburgh and London, and for various reasons spent some time in arguably the two major off-centre shopping centres in each city – the Gyle in Edinburgh and Westfield Stratford in … Continue reading

Posted in Closure, Design, Olympics, Retail Economy, Retail Planning, Shopping Centres | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

1 in 7

The latest figures from the Local Data Company are headlined “Good and bad news”. The good news is that the bleeding has stopped (for now), but the bad news is it still hurts like hell. So 14.3% of shops are … Continue reading

Posted in Car Parking, Consumer Change, High Streets, Internet shopping, Retail Economy, Town Centres, Uncategorized, Vacancies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My Levy is Your Tax

It might not have been in the manifesto, but it certainly made headlines. Wandering into the newsagent yesterday morning, John Swinney would have seen an almost uniform newspaper lead coverage on his new “Public Health Levy”. Only, the words used … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Consumers, Convenience stores, Food Retailing, Government, Pricing, Regulation, Retail Levy, Retail Policy, Retailers, Tax, Uncategorized, Vacancies | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Would the last person … please not arrive by car

Lots of media coverage yesterday for various data about the state of the Scottish high street and Scottish consumers. The headline seems to be that 1 in 9 of all Scottish shops are now vacant, though backed up with other … Continue reading

Posted in BIDS, Car Parking, High Streets, Places, Retail Economy, Scotland's Town and High Streets, Town Centres, Vacancies | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments