Archive | June, 2011

Footfaller – a regular guest view from the street

The home bakers of Britain are revolting. Fed up with paying £2.50 for a pretty cupcake, which they know they could have made at home for a fraction of the price. Hello homemade, goodbye cafe-bought. Its daylight robbery on the high street, and manufacturers such as Renshaw are looking to address this by taking on the […]

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Leahy departed Tesco prematurely

Despite the well-earned plaudits following his departure last year there is an argument that Sir Terry Leahy, former chief executive of Tesco, was put under pressure to leave earlier than expected. Sir Terry Leahy: Unfinished business. The exit came at least two years earlier than originally planned as a result of the failure of a […]

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Shopping centres thrive while high streets dive

“Sometimes I wonder if the world’s so small, that we can never get away from the sprawl. Living in the sprawl, the dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains and there’s no end in sight.” In the same week that Mary Portas was tasked by the government to save the ailing high street, it was announced […]

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