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Posted by: on May 14, 2013

End of the Space Race

Three astronauts from the International Space Station have just landed in Kazakhstan. But no, I’m not thinking about that kind of space story. I’m thinking about retail space and I’m intrigued by another major retailer calling attention to the disadvantages faced by traditional physical stores. A few weeks ago I was startled by the head […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2013

If an industry leader says he doesn’t want his stores, what can we expect next?

The chief executive of Kingfisher has apparently just said that he’d like to close one quarter of his stores. Ian Cheshire warns of store closures My jaw dropped. Is this a really big retail company in serious trouble now? In recent weeks some well-known UK retail chains have foundered – HMV, Blockbusters, Comet, Jessops. The […]

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