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Marks & Spencer’s stall in the covered market, Cardiff, in 1901. Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

How the future of shopping was shaped by its past

The pandemic changed the way we shop – with many ‘new’ initiatives actually reinventing old ways of doing things.
COVID changed the face of the high street, shuttering non-essential shops and emptying pavements. Parallax Visual Media / Alamy Stock Photo

High-street strategy: recovery will take more than street parties and more bins

Since the 2010s boosting retail has been the government’s primary remedy for better high street health. Without centering the community these street serve, though, plans are likely to fail.

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