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The virtual high street?

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Someone sent me a link this week to an interview with Bill Grimsey, a retail boss of over 40 years’ experience and the former head of Focus/Wickes and the former chief executive of Iceland. The headline was Is it ‘too late’ for the High Street?.. Read More

Six ideas to rejuvenate our high streets


The Death of the High Street. We’ve all seen the news reports showing rows of boarded up shops. We’ve all heard of the attempts to stop it in the form of the Portas Review and the Portas Pilots. The received wisdom is that small independent local retailers can’t compete with the price, reach and convenience […].. Read More

Can food be sustainable and affordable?

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Defra published its conclusions on its Green Food Project last week. The aims of the project were to “bring together Government, industry and environmental partners to reconcile how we will achieve our goals of improving the environment and increasing food production.” Or, as the Defra press release put it rather more glamorously, “A major study […].. Read More