Scotland

  • Analysis

    How many stores does a retailer need?

    January 14 2011

    Could HMV’s decision to downsize signal a more general trend for retailers to slim down their property portfolios, asks Nicola Harrison

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    News

    Strong Christmas trading at Hammerson centres

    2010-12-30T10:34:00Z

    Shopping centre owner Hammerson has reported a strong start to the post-Christmas Sales period, with 2.25 million shoppers visiting its nine regional shopping centres over the three days from Boxing Day.

  • Opinion

    Time for Oxford Street to become traffic-free

    December 3 2010

    Between tube strikes, snow and students being kettled in Oxford Circus, it’s not been a great week for West End retailers. Thank goodness for the traffic-free day on Saturday, the one day a year that shows Oxford Street could actually be a pleasant place to shop.

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    News

    Hamleys opens pop-up shops to maximise Christmas sales

    2010-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Temporary stores in shopping centres will extend the retailer’s reach in key toy-selling period.

  • Opinion

    Boots and Tesco Bank invest in high-speed network to manage communications

    2010-11-19T11:22:00Z

    Tesco Bank and Boots UK have partnered with Cable Wireless Worldwide to supply data and telephone services to improve customer service and business operations.

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    Photo gallery

    The right stuff from White Stuff

    2010-11-19T00:00:00Z

    White Stuff has opened its biggest store yet, in Edinburgh, bringing an old building to life with cunning visual merchandising and plenty of humour. John Ryan visits

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    Analysis

    Pop and go

    November 12 2010

    Pop-up shops have become an effective consumer touch-point for brands, a convenient way of filling space and creating a dynamic environment. But is the fizz going out of pop, asks Mark Faithfull

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    News

    Fashion Rocks pushes on with launch

    2010-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Fashion Rocks, the young fashion retailer to be launched by the founders of USC, is to debut online in January and open its first shop in March.

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    News

    Alworths continues to grow after first year

    2010-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Alworths, the variety store that sprung from the ashes of Woolworths, enjoyed a record week last week as it hits its first year anniversary today.

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    Analysis

    The shop of the new

    October 29 2010

    Technology-astute, value conscious shoppers are redefining what they are looking for from a trip to a shopping centre. Mark Faithfull reports on the impact of a new consumer mindset