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Originally posted at Digiblox.org The UK High Street is losing over 2500 retail stores per year (LDC, Aug 2019)) while 80% of fashion stores are predicted to close by 2025. Yet UK girls and boys look more fashionable than ever, with trendy stripy trousers or polka dot tops, hipster beards for the men and colourful hair …[ read more ]

21st November 2019, Russel Square A roundtable discussion on the potential to transform London’s city centre into a thriving social city centre. Central London is home to iconic green and public spaces, national museums and cultural attractions, world-famous retail districts, top universities, the machinery of both national and city-wide government, and the monarchy. It is responsible for one-third of London’s jobs, …[ read more ]

The internet’s turning 50. Come celebrate with Here East and Plexal. About this Event At 10.30pm on 29 October 1969, a team led by Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a message from a computer at the University of California (UCLA) to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute.  The internet had taken its first breath. Fifty …[ read more ]

As analogue retail gives way, new hybrid ways of shopping are emerging.  Bouncepad minimalism Retail demise is upon us, stores closing in their thousands in US and UK.  Retail is dead, long live retail as from the ashes of old fashion stores full of stock, a new minimalistic store emerges. The Department Store is a …[ read more ]

  • Posted Jul 29, 2019
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“Boston is a state of mind” as noted by an old Bostonian Thomas Gold Appleton.  The rebellious streak,  Irish flair and superior problem solving attitude is as distinct to Boston as freezing winters. Challenges are aplenty, as retail stores get pummeled everywhere, Boston is not immune to vacancy plague . 10% store vacancies is a …[ read more ]

Blocking London Bridge to stop car traffic in peak hour is an unlikely activity for a typical North London Mum. But those Mums  taking part in Extinction Rebellion protest, together with teen sons and daughters,  took to the street to say Enough Is Enough. We have asked a few of them what on Earth prompted …[ read more ]

Sipping in Samsung Carly Simon’s song ‘You are so vain’ was on my mind during our bimonthly retail insights trip to NY. Coffee really is our team’s water and so it is the case for many rushed city dwellers. New Yorkers, Londoners or Berliners tend to march thru their cities with a coffee cup in …[ read more ]

  • Posted Apr 2, 2019
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Health is wealth Saint Valentin brings a good opportunity to visit in the most romantic Thermal Spa in Europe.  Mint aroma new Spa pool refreshes the mind and sub-aquatic rock concert pool experience lets you float on  a mat, with your ears underwater listening to Leonard Cohen  – somewhat appropriate for pre-Brexit time. Visiting couples …[ read more ]

NY can be icy cold in the winter so with arctic wind swishing behind our ears, NRF2019 retail tech conference was deeply underwhelming (more about it next week) so what better afternoon than checking on the top 5 experience-led shops in the Big Apple. It was illuminating to see the magic tricks used by the …[ read more ]

  • Posted Jan 22, 2019
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  • Comments Off on The king is dead, long live the (retail) king – [retail bytes]
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One pound will not buy you much today, only a middle size shopping center in Scotland. Fall in retail tenants by 50% and lack of funds to maintain the large building in Kirkaldy led the owners to put it up for sale for next to nothing. So far, no takers so get in touch if …[ read more ]

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