Monthly Archives: March 2012

SHAPPS OFFERS ‘PORTAS-PLUS’ PLAN TO REVIVE AILING HIGH STREETS

Hundreds of towns to bid for Portas status as Minister unveils response to Mary’s High Street Review Towns across the country have got their applications in ahead of today’s deadline (30th March 2012) in the hope of becoming Portas Pilots. … Continue reading

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Just as retail footfall increases store staff want a holiday!

Does this sound familiar to you? School holidays are classically a time when retailers experience increased footfall. Of course, this is also exactly the time when key staff want to book time off to spend with their kids! Managing the holiday … Continue reading

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It’s official: 2011 was a year of growth for Independents #indieretail @IndieRetailUK

In my last blog I made reference to the fact that if retail vacancy rates in the UK were static, and if multiples had closed more stores than they opened then there must have been a sector in growth otherwise … Continue reading

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