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Not surprisingly, Retail Week ranks highly for influence... but how high? Photograph by Graham Soult 0

The Lissted UK Retail Top 100: Britain’s most influential retail Twitter accounts


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Background Back in April, Newcastle-based influence analysis platform Lissted prompted quite a lot of reaction when it published its list of the 250 most influential...

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Taking the peril out of online marketing: download my slides from last week’s talk in Stockton


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It was a pleasure to speak at Enterprise Made Simple’s Flippin’ Good Networking event in Stockton last week, sharing my online marketing tips – on web...

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Fascia of 'Not Woolworths' in Coatbridge (4 Dec 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Woolworths: How speculation about its “return to the high street” all began with a dodgy April Fool


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If you’ve read the news headlines over the last couple of days, you could be forgiven for thinking that Woolworths is about to come back...

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Spring Fair website (2 Feb 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Tips for indie retail success at Spring Fair today


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In what seems to be becoming a regular occurrence, I’m off to Spring Fair International at the NEC today (Monday 3 February) where – as...

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Celebrating Britain’s new indie retailers at Autumn Fair


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Regular readers will know that one of my favourite things about working in retail is discovering really interesting and successful independent shops – whether that’s...

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Sage Blog (17 Jul 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult

Got a question about starting a retail business? Ask a Sage Business Expert


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As you may recall, one of the many hats that I wear is as a Sage Business Expert. Set up by the Newcastle-based software company nearly...

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Stockton Town Centre Business Awards judges, including me on the left 1

There’s still time to enter Stockton Borough’s Town Centre Business Awards


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Since I blogged about my judging role as part of Stockton Council’s first ever Town Centre Business Awards, launched back in July, I’m pleased to...

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Retail London branding. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Choppy times ahead for retail, but passion and integrity will win out


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Greetings to you not from my usual North East, but from my hotel room in London, where I’m reflecting on an intense but inspiring afternoon at...

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The iconic Tyne Bridge. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Ambitious Tyne Bridge mall plans to be unveiled


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The retail hearts of Newcastle and Gateshead are set to be connected by a new £200m shopping mall, running the length of the iconic Tyne...

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Filming with the BBC's Chris Jackson in Stockton High Street (22 Nov 2010) 11

Why does Stockton have so many empty shops? BBC1 tonight at 7.30 might have some answers…


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Those of you in the North East and Cumbria (or anywhere else with access to Freesat), may be interested in watching BBC1 at 7.30 pm tonight (Monday...

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Shopjacket im Howard Street, North Shields (18 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

And while in North Shields… another Shopjacket


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While checking out North Shield’s Wooly Minded, I also paid a visit to the North East’s third Shopjacket, in nearby Howard Street, following on from...

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Hollister Newcastle opens 15 April


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Eldon Square’s new Apple Store may have attracted the most buzz at the opening of St Andrew’s Way back in February, but it’s Hollister that’s still...

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Yours truly in Northumberland Street, with Marketwise Strategies MD Jacquie Potts 0

Recent media coverage for Soult’s Retail View


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Everyone likes to be in the newspaper occasionally (as long as it’s for positive reasons, of course), so I rather enjoyed my recent appearances in the...

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An early Christmas present for me, and a Happy Christmas to you


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Given that I’ve only been blogging since July, I was surprised and a little humbled to see that the global media intelligence company Cision has...

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Getting the hang of things


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Well, installing WordPress was easy enough – thanks Matthew! I’ve just got to think of some interesting retail-related things to say now. Typically, I had...

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