Opinions

Antony Begley
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Retailer protection: a tale of two governments

The last six months have seen everyone and their granny falling over themselves to praise local retailers. What...

Antony Begley
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Walk the walk and talk the talk

How ‘ethical’ would you rate your business on, say, a scale of one to 10? OK, you would...

Greg Deacon
1571 views

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
1967 views

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
1161 views

Respect at last?

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

Antony Begley
1327 views

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
1701 views

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
2036 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
2006 views

‘What is Google?”

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