Department store nostalgia won’t save them – Jane Bradley



Modern shoppers no longer seem to want to be asked ‘Are you being served?’ as online retailers take over from historic department stores, writes Jane Bradley.
“It was a boardroom-level decision,” store manager Mr Rumbold pompously explains on iconic 1970s department store sitcom Are You Being Served?
And it always was. Just like retailers today, even the fictional Grace Brothers wasn’t immune from economic woes.
Over the course of ten series, staff at the store find themselves at risk of redundancy and are forced to diversify to boost profits, in one memorable episode, setting up a cinema... read more

 
12 January 2019 in Politics, Views: 49
Source: Scotsman
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