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  • Our evolving High Street
  • What is happening in UK high street retailing?
  • BBC Oxford Breakfast Show
  • The Future of the High Street

Our evolving High Street

Jonathan Reynolds research

Is the 'death of the High Street' a myth?

The so-called ‘death of the High Street’ receives an enormous amount of attention. Research by Professor Jonathan Reynolds at the Oxford Institute of Retail Management shows that this may be a myth and aims to help both businesses and governments to respond to pressures and be resourceful.

Johnathan Reynold's study crunched the data of what has really happened in UK town centres and helps to plan their future.
 

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What is happening in UK high street retailing?

Jonathan Reynolds lecture

On 15 November 2016, Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, gave a lecture on retail destination with the

On 15 November 2016, Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, gave a lecture on retail destination with the title 'What is happening in UK High street retailing?'

The lecture was given for the Centre for Retail Research at Lund University, which regularly organises lectures and seminars on retail management. 

Watch Jonathan's lecture

Jonathan Reynolds comments on the Westgate developments in the centre of Oxford.

Hear Jonathan Reynolds talking about the Westgate developments in the centre of Oxford in a BBC Oxford Breakfast show.

Listen to BBC Oxford Breakfast show (skip to 2 hours 40 minutes)

The Future of the High Street

Jonathan Reynolds' comments in the Oxford Mail

City centre future bright despite series of closures

Jonathan Reynolds comments on the future of the high street following the collapse of camera specialist Jessops, which has two shops in Oxford, music giant HMV, video rental firm Blockbuster and electrical retailer Comet.  

Jonathan believes that although Oxford has particular problems with the price of parking, and the recent introduction of park-and-ride charges acting as a significant disincentive for shoppers, how visitors use the city will change in the next few years, with more emphasis on other facilities such as restaurants, museums and parks as well as shopping.

Read the story in the Oxford Mail

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