We can look back to see the nature of retail has changed immensely in the past ten to 15 years, with the impregnability of the High Street reducing. I love the retail experience (I should qualify that by saying I love the shops I like, not the ones I get dragged into by my wife), and I understand what it takes to get product on a shelf (harking back to stacking 20kg boxes of soap powder as a management trainee at Makro many moons back). I therefore really want to be able to state that the future is golden for High Street retailers, despite the tribulations of today. And in a way I believe I can.
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