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dream of a living wage 15.07.2015

The Economics Are Changing

Here at Legacy Retail, we have long predicted that it was only a matter of time before the economic reality would catch up with the

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Ladbrokes blog 25.02.2015

The Portas Review four years on…

It might surprise you to know that Mary Portas and I share some similarities. We have both been in the retail industry for 25 years,

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blog resize 13.02.2015

Our views on Christmas Trading and no mention of Like For Like Sales

As specialists in disposing of surplus stores, Legacy Retail maintains a close eye on the latest trends in the sales and profitability of retailers with physical stores,

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Amazon edited 12.11.2014

Clash of the titans: Amazon v Alibaba

In the last few months two events have sparked heated debate across the business world. The first is, the news that online giant Amazon will

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High Street Closures 1.09.2014

Why retailers make good property developers but poor disposers of surplus space

I started my “retail life” at the Burton Group, run at the time by the famous “five times a night” Sir Ralph Halpern. I had

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Retail Week Resize2 18.07.2014

Why now is the best time to close your loss making stores

Last week’s edition of Retail Week featured an article written by Legacy’s resident “retail expert” and Director of Retail, Barry Knight. addressing why now is the

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Click and Collect 10.04.2014

Click and Collect hubs – the final nail in the coffin for retailers

For a while now, and as someone who has spent a long time in retail, I have divided the industry into three very broad categories:

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