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'Ghost town' fears for south-east indies


The initial demise of Debenhams is overplayed. If the stores were any good with decent levels of footfall, they would not be closing in the first place. It is debatable whether it is a negative at all. Good, well run Indies can turn this to their advantage, providing they are not trying to ape failed multiples and offer something a little different coupled with excellent customer service. While footfall will inevitably continue to fall, there will hopefully come a time where it will level off, where the consumers who do value quality and service will continually use physical stores, opposed to the isolationists who prefer 'Game of Thrones' with a bucket of KFC.

Posted date

7 May 2019

Posted time

1:15 pm