Monthly Archives: February 2012

High Street vacancy rates static, multiples are leaving = #indieretail growing in number…

I am very cross this morning, my tweets probably show this only too well. I’ve had 2 radio interviews to discuss recent findings from Local Data Company and PwC regarding the level of openings and closures for high street chains … Continue reading

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Do UK retail shops think they are NOT in sales? by Bruce King #indieretail

This is a guest blog by a friend of mine, Bruce King, whose book “How to Double Your Sales: The Ultimate Masterclass in How to Sell Anything to Anyone” is possibly one of the best business books I’ve ever read, … Continue reading

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Grant Shapps: 12 “Portas Pilot” Towns to win “golden ticket” and share £1million for regeneration #indieretail

TOWNS REGENERATION CONTEST LAUNCHED From the press release “The Government today (4th Februray 2012) launched a competition to find 12 areas to share £1 million under a drive to regenerate town centres. The move followed last year’s review of high … Continue reading

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