Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pledge your Support for Independent Retail #indieretail

Spend your £££s wisely – a little can go a long way The CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) did some research for FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) about the value of a £1 spent locally – the results were … Continue reading

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Not just for Christmas. A year from the Portas Review, high streets need more than decoration #portas1year

PRESS RELEASE: Call for central and local government to demonstrate focused, informed and long term leadership to build on the foundations of local action that have been laid. To mark the first anniversary of the publication of the Portas Review … Continue reading

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Portas Review One Year On: Consumer Revolution, Retail Evolution and Innovation

As part of a group of writers I was invited to comment for AMT (Action for Market Towns) on the 1 year anniversary of the Portas review having been published. For more details, and to see all the other contributions, … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping: The focus will now be shifting away from online… are you ready? #Indieretail #Indiexmas

We were told that Monday 3rd December 2012 was Mega Monday (or Cyber Monday as others call it). Apparently on this single day up to £10,000 per second was being spent online. There are always forecasts like this, and always … Continue reading

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