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Mary Portas stars in Save Our Shops documentary

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As others including Mary have said independants need cheap, affordable overheads including rent and rates. But they also need to be independant and stock brands that the multiples don't. How can an indy with 4 styles of a brand compete with a multiple with 24 styles. Brands either need to supply independants or multiples, not try to be all things to all men. Look in any shopping centre and every menswear shop sells the same brands - how can a shop on an affordable side street sell the same labels. Once upon a time independants would want exclusivity for what they stocked and style counted more than brand - a return to that policy would definitely help.

Posted date

9 July 2009

Posted time

7:14 pm

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