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The Undercover Analyst – Luxuriating In Manchester

As part of a project with retail analytics experts ShopperTrak, I’m continuing my look at the retail landscape in areas around the UK and sharing some insights through regular blog posts.  2,011 more words

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Oxford Finally Flips The Switch On The On/Off Shopping Centre

Oxford is an ancient city.  Even by medieval standards things move slowly here.  So after what seems like centuries of wrangling, planning applications, withdrawn projects, hand shaking and head banging, Oxford is finally set to join other cities with a giant shiny shopping centre nobody really needs any more. 1,281 more words

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10 ideas and tips for town centre regeneration

A year ago I was asked visit seven towns that had received government funding to regenerate their town centres. My brief seemed simple enough: to find out what they were doing and share their ideas on social media so that towns who didn’t receive any funding could learn from them. 652 more words

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Does Footfall Matter?

Late last week, the British Retail Consortium/Springboard latest footfall data was released (see story here) and seemed to present a triumph for Scotland. Scotland was one of a small handful of regions/countries with an increase of footfall. 881 more words


A century of service and then all change

The news this week was gloomy: austerity at 1930s levels, food poverty and accusations that the working class could no longer cook.  A trip to Borough Market didn’t lift my spirits as I found out that a lamb’s kidney cost £6. 380 more words