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Don’t panic! The #highstreet is NOT dying!

Yesterday morning, the retail industry woke up to more scaremongering headlines that serve only to feed public pessimism over the high street. I was called up to discuss the matter on Sky News, primarily because I felt more than able … Continue reading

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.@RetailChampion & @FutureHighSt campaigner congratulates @NorthKestevenDC on BOLD move enabling @Tesco development

Too often, major supermarkets, such as Tesco, are blamed for the “death of the high street”. My belief is that larger, out-of-town retailers can be to blame for this: within towns, where supermarkets offer free parking and vital services, the … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: The High Street is Dead, Long Live the High Street! #futurehighstreet

Retail Champion and high street campaigner, Clare Rayner, announces the first Future High Street Summit in a bid to ditch the rhetoric about “death of the high street” and to kick-start positive ACTION to accelerate the transformation and regeneration of … Continue reading

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Impact of Business Rates on #IndieRetail – #FairRatesForRetail

The 2012 increase in rates has been a huge blow to independent retailers who are already struggling with the financial impacts of reducing footfall and increasing costs. ALL retailers, large and small, who trade in “prime” locations suffer a massive … Continue reading

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Why I think creating virtual high streets only further damages the real high street… #indieretail

Later today I am speaking to radio 4 about the new “virtual high street” schemes that are popping up. I’m also filming for a feature that goes out on Sky TV News. I’m the one who has to say why … 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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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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