<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/uk-retail-industry-shop-doomed-self-destruct-david-sheldon?trk=v-feed&amp;lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BJkahTMjPMxuvTa72SH%2B4GQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">This article</a> makes for an interesting read. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsheldon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">David</a> absolutely knows what he is talking about - and I am absolutely no retail pro - just an observer from the outside - so it would be foolish to question his analysis. That said, I couldn't resist building on it to try to shed light on what might be going.

Thoughts. Observations. Call them what you will …

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