Welcome to Soult’s Retail View!
As you might guess, I’m fascinated by retailing – it’s an activity that everyone has a connection with and an opinion on, and something that has an enormous impact, for good or bad, on the vitality of our town and city centres.
This blog is simply my opportunity to analyse and comment on interesting things that are happening in the retail industry in the North East of England, the rest of the UK, and occasionally further afield, while also drawing from my interest in retail history – the history of our shops and retail businesses, and their influence on the places in which we live.
Wherever I can, I try and illustrate my blog posts using my own photographs; failing that, I use and give credit to useful photographs taken and made freely available by others.
If you would like to use one of my photos elsewhere, the chances are I’ll agree – drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do to help.
Equally, feel free to message me if you have suggestions for blog posts, spot any inaccuracies, or want to make contact with me for any other reason.