More Than a Shop

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Summary

The latest More Than a Shop podcast explores the changing landscape of UK high streets.

Elizabeth Alker is joined by industry experts – Central England Co-operative‘s Chief Executive, Debbie Robinson, and the IGD’s Head of Shopper Insight, Rhian Thomas – who talk passionately about how the high street is still relevant.

Listen to the episode The future of the UK's high streets and subscribe to future episodes at morethanashop.coop. Transcripts of the episodes are available: www.uk.coop/resources/more-than-a-shop

More Than a Shop is a collaboration between Co‑operatives UK, The Co‑op, Co‑op News, The Co-operative College and The Co‑operative Heritage Trust.

The series is presented by Elizabeth Alker. It is produced by Geoff Bird on behalf of Sparklab Productions.

Special thanks to:
• Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-operative – https://www.centralengland.coop
• Rhian Thomas, IGD – https://www.igd.com
• The team at Headingley Development Trust – https://www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk – and The Headingley Greengrocer – https://theheadingleygreengrocer.co.uk

Please note: The More Than a Shop series was recorded before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Show Notes

The latest More Than a Shop podcast explores the changing landscape of UK high streets.

Elizabeth Alker is joined by industry experts – Central England Co-operative‘s Chief Executive, Debbie Robinson, and the IGD’s Head of Shopper Insight, Rhian Thomas – who talk passionately about how the high street is still relevant.

We also hear how Headingley Development Trust has inspired community ownership as a way of taking control of the local high street, creating jobs and securing its future. 

Listen to the episode The future of the UK's high streets and subscribe to future episodes at morethanashop.coop. Transcripts of the episodes are available: www.uk.coop/resources/more-than-a-shop 

More Than a Shop is a collaboration between Co‑operatives UK, The Co‑op, Co‑op News, The Co-operative College and The Co‑operative Heritage Trust.

The series is presented by Elizabeth Alker. It is produced by Geoff Bird on behalf of Sparklab Productions.

Special thanks to:

•  Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-operative – centralengland.coop
•  Rhian Thomas, IGD – igd.com
•  The team at Headingley Development Trust – headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk – and The Headingley Greengrocer – theheadingleygreengrocer.co.uk

Please note: The More Than a Shop series was recorded before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

What is More Than a Shop?

More Than a Shop welcomes guests with something new and radical to say about the big issues of our day and doing business the right way. Presented by broadcaster and journalist Elizabeth Alker, each episodes covers a big topic from climate change and food, to mental health and education. The chat is lively, energetic – sometimes controversial, always entertaining.

Join us as we explore how people power and co-operation can tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society.

More Than a Shop is brought to you by Co‑operatives UK, The Co‑op, Co‑op News, The Co‑operative College and The Co‑operative Heritage Trust. It is produced by Geoff Bird for Sparklab Productions.