by Professor Cathy Parker*
Last week I was invited onto BBC Radio Manchester to discuss an online row that had erupted in the Cheshire village of Poynton about the opening of a new Aldi store.
The online discussion on the Poynton Forum – was started by Poytonman62 posting
“I thought we were making real progress as a community with the opening of Waitrose in 2012. However with the opening of Aldi I feel as though we are taking a step back into the lower class.”
Continue reading “Too posh for Aldi?”
The Internet is a transformative technology. It is changing retailing. At IPM
we have been lucky enough to have access to Springboard’s
historical footfall data. We have analysed over half a billion shopper movements, and the overall picture is that town centres and traditional retail areas like High Streets are in decline.
Continue reading “The High Street and technology: Friend or foe?”