Latest More Than a Shop episode looks to the future of the high street
Elizabeth Alker is joined by retail industry experts to explore the changing landscape of UK high streets.
In this episode, we hear from Central England Co-operative’s Chief Executive Debbie Robinson and the IGD’s Head of Shopper Insight Rhian Thomas – who talk passionately about how the high street is still relevant.
We also hear how Headingley Development Trust has inspired community ownership as a way of taking control of the local high street, creating jobs and securing its future.
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Special thanks to
- Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-operative – www.centralengland.coop
- Rhian Thomas, IGD – www.igd.com
- The team at Headingley Development Trust – www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk – and The Headingley Greengrocer – theheadingleygreengrocer.co.uk
More Than a Shop is a collaboration between Co‑operatives UK, The Co‑op, Co‑op News, The Co-operative College and The Co‑operative Heritage Trust. The series is produced by Geoff Bird on behalf of Sparklab Productions.
Please note: The More Than a Shop series was recorded before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.