November 29, 2017
Increase in leisure and service businesses show signs of rejuvenation across Scottish towns and cities
It is something which many retailers would find it hard to face up to. “We just have too many shops,” property consultant Graham Seaton told ...Read More
September 22, 2017
American Apparel return online, Lidl overtakes Waitrose in market share and more closures announced for Barclays bank
Last month we experienced a truly British summer with rain, grey clouds and the Great British people carrying on despite it all, with many reporting ...Read More
July 21, 2017
How can we fully understand GB places in today's complex landscape?
On a sunny day back in May, we held our second ‘Retail Leaders’ Forum’ event in conjunction with the Saïd Business School in Oxford. These events are ...Read More
February 16, 2017
Has the internet killed the role of department stores?
Department stores have been the feature of the British high street for centuries. They made their entry onto the high street in the late 19th Century ...Read More
December 23, 2016
Scotland's Towns and Retail - from Turmoil to Turnaround?
Retail is a very important sector to the wider Scottish economy – there are more than 20,000 businesses, 250,000 jobs and it’s a £7bn market.Read More
October 26, 2016
Mind the Gap – why total retail requires finite detail
Many words are used to describe the modern retailing environment – multi-channel, omni-channel, e-tail, total retail, e-commerce etc.Read More