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Global retail ranking finds mix of ‘new consumers and old traditions’

Geopolitical instability and the growing power of local and regional competition in emerging markets are forcing global retailers to continually rethink their strategies. Global retailing today is defined by paradox. Even as the Internet, social media, and the widespread deployment of mobile telephony have brought the world closer, helping create a truly “global” consumer, renewed feelings of nationalism, and even tribalism, are surging around the world. And as retailing companies—digital and physical—seek to develop trade relations with other countries, the flow of goods available to them are subject to often…

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Leisure-led Merseyside developments tipped for property investment

Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs and high yields. Manchester has taken many of the plaudits in past decades, but Merseyside is now coming to the fore with demand driven by the numerous large-scale infrastructure developments taking place here. Liverpool had a difficult post-war period, but has been on an upward trajectory since being selected as the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city has caught the eye of many investors in recent years…

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Why the leisure sector must create ‘Place Purpose’

Guest Blog for The Leisure Property Forum, by Thomas Rose, Co-founder – P-THREE Our belief at P-THREE is that by helping to create places with purpose, the lives of the people who use these places are enhanced, and as a result, success for everyone involved will follow. However the challenge the leisure sector faces is how do we really create a “Place Purpose”? The need to lease space to an occupier because it is vacant is usually the overriding factor when it comes to decision making. As a result, there is…

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