Real Views: How to revitalise shopping

Retail is changing. You only have to look up and down our shopping streets or in the shopping parks to see shuttered stores and empty units.

24th February, 2013

Retail is changing. You only have to look up and down our shopping streets or in the shopping parks to see shuttered stores and empty units.

On the surface, it is easy to chalk this up to the severe downturn in the Irish economy, or upward-only retail rents, but dig a little deeper and you'll find the same retail carnage in most developed economies.

Take Britain. We have seen the closure of Best Buy, the...

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