Westfield London: New footprints in Experiential Retailing

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The Morning Post:- 27th March
Westfield London: New footprints in Experiential Retailing

 

Fresh back from viewing the advance guard at the extension to the Westfield London centre in White City. It is already impressive and will be spectacular, I have no doubt, when all the stores are open in a month or two.

What you see in the first openings from retailers such …

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“The Fight for Retail Independence or Multiple Monotony!”

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The Evening Post:- 14th March

“The Fight for Independence”

An interesting article caught my eye today from online research company Onbuy.com. Their survey was comparing the opening and closing of retail outlets by region of the UK, for multiples & independents.

 

It goes to show how things quickly change in life, and in retail in particularly, the most dynamic of industries. Because what jumps out …

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“Where there are People there is Retail”

“Where there are people there is retail” however every retail location needs a commercial strategy and an inspirational delivery.

Customer traffic is now dictating the location of retail. Freedom to travel and freedom to choose between online and physical shopping, between town and out-of-town, between the familiar and the unusual …

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“The Independent Retailer Support Kit”

How town centres, high streets and independent retailers can evolve “Local Destination Stores” because being an independent retailer does not mean you have to be inefficient, unattractive, and uncompetitive.

 

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In fact in the fight for retail traffic between competing town centres the role of independents is more critical than ever in creating distinct flavour and personality. When independent retailers escape the cloak of consumer invisibility …

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Creating a collaborative “Mind-set” to change retail locations

Who’s the real competitor? Who’s the real enemy?

The massive changes that have swept across this land and others, the decimation of high streets,  town centres and the taking away of the retail heart of communities, though tragic and physically real are the result of a shift in mind-set. The mind-set and shopping patterns of the customer.

 

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And whilst there are a range of …

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Retail Planning Workshops: Where to begin with your town?

Managing a single retail chain is complicated enough however when it comes to retail locations, town centres, shopping centres, retail and leisure destinations then simply the number of stakeholders and agendas involved can create an insurmountable complexity making the whole decision process impossible, never mind the delivery itself.

 

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So if you’re in a quandary as to how to move forwards with a coordinated and workable retail …

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