It goes without saying that Covid has been an immense challenge for pretty much everyone – whether because of the disruption to businesses, or on a personal and human level. It can be hard to draw positives out of such a difficult time, but one side-effect of the pandemic, as I’ve noted before, has been a renewed emphasis on, and appetite for, shopping independent and…
Today, I started my morning at a pub in Durham – visiting The Waiting Room as part of my Indie Durham City work – and ended it in a wine shop in Newcastle! Cavavin is apparently a well-known fascia and buying group in France, but it is still relatively new to the UK. There are currently five franchisee-run UK stores, including this one in Newcastle…
“The high street is evolving – as it always has done – but it’s far from dead”, consultant Graham Soult told the ERT conference in London.
When places like Hull are portrayed as having the “highest number of empty shops”, we first need to scrutinise the data behind those claims.
Fenwick CEO John Edgar discussed the recipe for department store success in response to a question by Graham Soult at Retail Week Live.
Graham Soult was delighted to be the guest speaker at The Clothworkers’ Company Court & Livery Dinner on 20 July 2021.
Shops across England breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as “non-essential” retailers were permitted to reopen – but loos being shut is a concern for many.
Many retail and place-related people on Twitter are often on the same page, but Sunday trading laws in England are a topic that really polarises opinion.
City of Durham Parish Council has contracted the services of North East retail consultant Graham Soult to give city centre businesses a boost.
It was good to chat to Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning about Oasis and Warehouse, the fashion retail group that collapsed into administration yesterday.