Month: August 2021

High-street strategy: recovery will take more than street parties and more bins

Professor Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies, Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling For politicians and pundits, the death of the British high street has long been a refrain. The pandemic has accelerated the existing trend towards online shopping. In its recently published “levelling-up” plan for post-pandemic recovery, the UK government sets the context for its new high-street strategy for England. The big question is: will

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