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December 14, 2017

A New Look for every town? [Portfolio Overview]

This week saw Moodys downgrade New Look and House of Fraser’s credit ratings. With this in mind and the fact that there is a new management team at ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. 

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