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Retail and tourist footfall: Was the weather all that went wrong in March?

2016 isn’t shaping up to be a stellar year for retailers. It didn’t start well with stock markets mayhem making a lot of people nervous. But a partial recovery since then held out some hope… until retailers and luxury companies started giving us their financial results, that is. 666 more words

Retail

Back to reality

With head pounding, not from altitude but the after effect of mixing wine, beer and rum, we had something of a slow and lazy start to the day.   1,112 more words

Peru

Night vision

A cheery “hola amigo” woke any still slumbering campers at 5am.  Hands unzipped tents to reach out for the welcoming cup of coca ‘bed tea’. Time to face the chill morning mist and what would become the hardest and longest day trekking for most. 1,358 more words

Peru

Heading up the valley

We awoke ahead of our ‘bed tea’, a cup of steaming coca tea delivered to our tents.  In the quiet of the mountain air, sound travels…. 807 more words

Peru

Call of the wild

Packed and ready to go with the larks, we took everything with us as we sped to the trailhead at Socma. All of us, sporting varying shades of sunburn, gazed out of the windows as the landscape changed from urban to rural. 1,417 more words

Peru

Update! Easter retail footfall: Wet, wet, wet

Weather forecasters can get it wrong. Retail forecasters can get it even more wrong. They predicted an uptick in retail footfall this Easter weekend but what we got was a drop. 580 more words

Retail