Retail tsar restarts taskforce amid high street crisis

Retail tsar restarts taskforce amid high street crisis
 

Retail tsar Bill Grimsey is to again lead a troubleshooting task force looking to revive Britain’s high streets after a string of collapses prompted fresh fears that town centres will become semi-derelict.
Grimsey, a retail veteran who previously headed up Wickes and Iceland, led an influential independent review back in 2013 but is to revisit the subject amid the failure of Maplin and Toys R Us.
“Five years on the high street continues to face big challenges and now is a good time to take stock of what has changed,” said Grimsey. “It is time to get this subject back on everyone’s agenda... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Business, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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