Posts by Roger Bannister

A Year of Retail: The Lessons Learned from 2018

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A Year of Retail: The Lessons Learned from 2018 It’s no secret that 2018 was a difficult year for retail. Toys R Us led the demise, closing 735 stores worldwide, this negative trend continued with Maplin and Poundworld going into administration and Mothercare falling into Company Voluntary Arrangements. It was a potpourri of social-politics, financial…

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Why High Street Retail is Advent-ageous this Christmas

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Why High Street Retail is Advent-ageous this Christmas It’s that time of the year again: fairy-lights laden the streets, brisk air scented with the charm of roasted chestnuts, warm winter jumpers and hot mulled wine. I mention it because, it’s exactly what retail needs to capitalise on. We hear again and again how the future…

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Evolve or Expire: Why Retailers Need to Differentiate

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Evolve or Expire: Why Retailers Need to Differentiate As recent as ten years ago, a store served a simple purpose. Book shops sold books. Cafes sold coffee. Fashion stores sold clothing. This worked because at that moment, what it meant ‘to shop’ was different. The hub was a high street. Shopping meant lacing your shoes…

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