Amazon is increasingly plagued by fake reviews and scams – this article in The Economist shows how sellers game Amazon.
Charity stores are an important part of UK High Streets – but a combination of collapsing footfall, higher costs, and the shift to online shopping all threaten the sector.
It seems that we’re watching the death throes of the House of Fraser – or at least of the House of Fraser brand. How much of this is a sign of the broader changes in retailing, and how much is the story of a poorly managed brand?
Marks and Spencers have announced seven thousand job losses. What does this mean for M&S and retailing more generally?
Coronavirus And The City – Landlords Vs. Retailers: Apple UK Asks Landlords For Substantial Rent Cuts
Apple UK has allegedly asked UK landlords for substantial rent cuts. In an environment where the value of retail space is a fraction of what it was 6 months ago, should we be surprised?
The main thing stopping a significant shift towards urban cycling isn’t a lack of desire -it’s a lack of bicycles.
Now that retailing in the UK is starting to open up, we can break retailers into three groups – two you should support and one you should avoid.
We are starting to see some v. small changes in how transportation is changing in Covid-19 Scotland thanks to Spaces for People. What we don’t know (yet) is how much of the funding is going to benefit pedestrians/walkers.
Unroll.me claims to be a service that helps you manage your email, despite having an app that’s confusing and a faq that’s almost useless. Unroll.me is actually a service that sells insights into your email. Get rid of it.
Scotland lags behind much of Europe in outcomes for cancer patients. The Cancer Innovation Challenge has £1M of funding to develop new innovative approaches to using data to deliver better cancer treatment outcomes in Scotland.
I think anything that makes streets safer is good – and while Edinburgh’s new 20mph policy isn’t perfect, it’s already changing how people drive in Edinburgh for the better.
This is a bibliography of resources and articles that focus on modernity and post-modernity and place – some cover consumption/specific places.