The Independent Survivor’ s Destiny

The Independent Survivor’ s Destiny

No doubt, whatever the next shift is, the Independent will translate any new economy to reflect cultural change, changing use of the high street and redevelopment of our society as have their forbears in our history of trade and commercial activity, from grit to silk. With competition, advancing technology, finance and the economy, as arguably [...]
Down Town

Down Town

Wandering through a UK Shopping Quarter on a summer evening, something was amiss.  People in their choice of evening finery were mulling around and the wonderful sounds of summer were everywhere, as teens, families, couples, singles and groups created noise, laughter and some raucous banter. But something was amiss.  Some shops were open,  every window [...]
April 2010 Intermediary A-Musing

April 2010 Intermediary A-Musing

Time Warping and Waiting.... We’re waiting..... Watching and waiting......Transition, shift....It’s happened.  The continuum of time, whether from the much caricatured Einstein  or the Beam-Me-Up Scotty  type means that so often we all wait for something to happen, and then, the moment passes; or is happening in another sphere. The recent much discussed budget is now [...]
Reacting to Gear Changes

Reacting to Gear Changes

One-size-fits-all rarely works.  It rarely works for business models, customer service, education, hats, pants or people.  Although it might  work with the newly proposed hospital dignity gowns, standardising can’t react, therefore  isn’t sustainable and results in availability vying with attainability. How does this reflect in our industry?  An example we could give is the phrase [...]