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Retail Update - November 2018

Posted At: 15 November 2018 16:54 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, General, Retailers, Store Closures

Pragma's SnapShop brings you a snapshot of the UK retail environment for the past month read more...


Retailer Spotlight - Leon reimagines roadside eating with Roadchef

Posted At: 21 August 2017 10:25 AM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retailers

In this month's Spotlight, we're looking at how Leon is forging a partnership with Roadchef as part of plans to grow its network. read more...


Retailer Spotlight - Amazon continues on its disruptive path

Posted At: 12 July 2017 13:00 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retail, Retailers

In this month’s Spotlight, we’re looking at how Amazon remains on track to leave no corner of the retail space untouched by its disruptive strategy. read more...


Retail Update - March 2017

Posted At: 24 March 2017 15:51 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retail

As ever, speculation surrounding Brexit and business rates dominated the headlines. February saw restaurant group Viva Brazil fall into administration after unsuccessful expansions put the business under unsustainable financial pressure... read more...


Growing Old Gracefully

Posted At: 12 March 2012 17:28 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retailers, Town & Shopping Centre Management

When you dismiss M&S as too ‘fuddy duddy’ and nip on over to Superdry, are you destroying English heritage or are you creating new? read more...


Waterstone’s Vs. Amazon

Posted At: 11 March 2011 00:33 AM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retail, Retailers, Social Commentary

Gone are the days when, if you wanted to read a book, you either bought it with the choice of hard or soft backed, or you went to the local library. With the internet came Amazon and many other internet book retailers, with their super-cheap new and second hand books and speedy delivery (most of the time). read more...


Out-of-town, in-town and e-tailing

Posted At: 23 December 2010 13:00 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing, Retail

FSP's Managing Director responds to an enquirer concerned about the future of local town centres and how they are impacted by the trends in retail sales between town centres, out-of-town and e-retail read more...


Another small nail

Posted At: 14 July 2010 13:40 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing

FSP applauds the Post Office’s lethargic ability to move with the times. read more...


2009 Review

Posted At: 04 January 2010 16:44 PM
Related Categories: Administrations, Future of Retailing, General, Retail, Retailers, Social Commentary

A look back at some of the top retail stories from 2009 read more...


Waste Watchdog Encourages Renting Not Spending

Posted At: 05 November 2009 00:00 AM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Social Commentary

Houshold spending converted to renting...? read more...


Borderline

Posted At: 09 October 2009 16:55 PM
Related Categories: Administrations, Future of Retailing, Retailers

Should Borders concentrate on rectifying their existing problems, or is moving out of the dwindling book market the only way they can survive? read more...


Think Outside The Box

Posted At: 24 July 2009 14:41 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing

The Internet is beautiful and I think that if it were a Harry Potter film, it would be The Goblet of Fire. read more...


Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Posted At: 10 July 2009 16:12 PM
Related Categories: Finance & Investment Management, Future of Retailing, Retail Property, Retailers, Town & Shopping Centre Management

Bandwagons are all very well and good, until the wheels fall off... read more...


This Town Is Nothing But A Ghost Town

Posted At: 23 June 2009 15:39 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retailers

Brinker Internation close all UK restaurants read more...


We're Nice Guys Really

Posted At: 16 April 2009 14:30 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing

Social Networking. Some understand it, some don’t. Some use it, some don’t. Nevertheless, all retailers should keep it in their peripheral vision because it’s a brand new weapon competitors will use to beat you down! read more...


Why not make them sit on their hands while you’re at it, stop them scoffing those deep fried Mars Bars!

Posted At: 06 March 2009 17:00 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing

"You can't change a culture by law", read more...


Is the name 'Brighthouse' ironic?

Posted At: 02 March 2009 15:00 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retailers

Turnover at good old BH was up 18.7 for the quarter ended 28/12/2008. I can almost see their smug faces, grinning through the shiny storefront windows, reflected in the perfectly polished plasmas. Gets my goat it does, and there’s nothing that anyone can do about it. read more...


Share & Share Alike.

Posted At: 19 December 2008 16:00 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing, Retail, Retail Suppliers

New concept Catwalk Genius gives you the opportunity to buy shares in up and coming designers in exchange for a share of profits made and a discount on their collections. read more...


Eat, Drink, And Be Merry!

Posted At: 05 December 2008 16:59 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing

How will the pubs and bars fair this Christmas? read more...


Caffè Americano, Caramel Macchiato, Espresso Ristretto. But Italy this is not.

Posted At: 17 October 2008 15:19 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retail

Britons drink 70 million cups of coffee daily, with retail sales rising from £632m in 2002 to £680m in 2005. read more...


Online Retailing; A Marvellous Evolution

Posted At: 02 October 2008 13:36 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing

While high street sales figures are falling, online figures continue to rise... read more...


Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

Posted At: 22 September 2008 16:52 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing, Retailers

The increased focus on fashion for teenagers, driven through TV (The Hills), film (Bratz: The Movie) and magazines (Teen Vogue) is causing a shift in the tastes of young shoppers from the casual jeans and t-shirt styles of Abercrombie to the leopard print and leather loving fashion seen at, say, H&M read more...


BPI forces ISP's to target law breaking customers

Posted At: 07 July 2008 13:29 PM
Related Categories: E-tailing, Future of Retailing, General

BPI and Virgin team up to 'educate' consumers about the illegality of filesharing...as if they didn't know read more...


The Future of Retailing - Growth Prospects of Local Shops

Posted At: 03 June 2008 13:12 PM
Related Categories: Future of Retailing

The days when every corner, certainly every village, had a shop, now seem only a distant memory; but a renaissance is coming. read more...


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