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Retail sales up - or down depending on how you look at it

Retail Sales, September 2014

  • The quantity bought in the retail industry in September 2014 was estimated to have decreased by 0.3% compared with August 2014. However, it increased by 2.7% compared with September 2013 making this the 18th consecutive month of year-on-year growth.
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Economy

Future High Streets

Earlier in the summer I attended the ambitiously titled ‘Prototyping the Future High Street Event’ at Manchester Business School. The aim of the event was to create a vision, via sharing ideas and using lego (!), of what various Manchester based stakeholders wanted high streets to look like in 20 years or so. 714 more words

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Household spending

Consumer Trends, Q2 2014

  • In Q2 2014, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.6% (£1.5 billion).
  • The main contribution to growth can be seen in ‘Miscellaneous goods and services’ which has increased by 2.8% compared with Q1 2014.
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Economy

Will High Tech Save the High Streets?

It seems a bit odd to think about the storied high streets of Europe adopting modern technology and embracing e-commerce. But statistics show that these areas are affected by retail technology and e-commerce just as any other retail property type. 500 more words

SRS Real Estate Partners

Why my local high street is growing on me

I don’t like my high street very much. If I’m not dodging chuggers and pigeons, I’m choking on clouds of cigarette smoke and gagging from the smell of the public toilets. 318 more words

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