Opinions

Greg Deacon
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Time for brands to shift focus to local

With independent retailers the undoubted stars of the show in recent months, it’s time that brands reworked their...

Leigh Sparks
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What should we value about retailing and towns and what should we do about them?

Recent weeks have shown that the concept of ‘place’ has become more important to more people than ever...

Antony Begley
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It’s time to start creating a lockdown legacy

We may only be in Phase One of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘route map’ out of lockdown with...

Antony Begley
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Respect at last?

We can argue forever about whether it should have been done a long time ago, but the fact...

Antony Begley
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Let’s hope there’s an upside to Covid-19

As I write this (from home, obviously) the world as we know it seems to have collapsed. It’s...

Antony Begley
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Time to become a local hero?

Local, regional and national sourcing has been a ‘thing’ in convenience retailing in Scotland for a long time...

Antony Begley
1127 views

Authenticity key in an increasingly ‘woke’ society

I’ll admit that the first time I read the word ‘woke’ in what looked like an out-of-context scenario...

Antony Begley
1207 views

‘What is Google?”

Once upon a time, many years ago, I had the opportunity to speak with a senior executive from...

Nick Taylor
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Opinion: we risk bottling DRS without a transition phase

Nick Taylor is a real estate partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. Here he analyses the wider impacts...

Stephen McGowan
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Alcoholic food gifts and the law

Stephen McGowan Partner and Head of Licensing (Scotland) at TLT LLP A number of clients approach me at...