what to do with empty department stores and shopping centres

Andrew M. Santos

Chain stores are moving out of the high street. Recent high-profile deals, such as online fashion retailer Asos’s purchase of high street brands including Topshop and Miss Selfridge from the Arcadia group, and the acquisition of Debenhams by another online business, Boohoo, have cemented the trend.

Neither deal includes any physical shops, meaning that 118 Debenhams stores and a further 70 Arcadia shops are closing.

As shopping increasingly moves online – a trend accelerated by lockdown – the question remains of what to do with all the empty space on the high street. Research by estate agent Savills suggests the UK may already have 40% excess retail space.

Different approaches

As a rule, smaller units, like those occupied by Topshop or Miss Selfridge, have been easier to let or repurpose than large department stores, like Debenhams. Before the pandemic, chain store closures and a declining demand for retail space caused

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Custom Flavor and Fragrance Market 2020 Global Leading Companies Analysis, Revenue, Trends and Forecasts 2026

Andrew M. Santos

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Jan 06, 2021 (Heraldkeepers) —
New Study Reports “Custom Flavor and Fragrance Market 2020 Global Market Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2026” has been Added on WiseGuyReports.

Introduction/Report Summary:

This report provides in depth study of “Custom Flavor and Fragrance Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Custom Flavor and Fragrance Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization.

Flavors and fragrances are made up of esters, acids, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes and lactones. On the basis of its ingredient types, market is segmented into essential oils and aroma chemicals.
According to our

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Fashion: The rise of repair

Andrew M. Santos

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Last year was an “annus horribilis” for most of us, but for fashion, this reset was much needed, perhaps. As the pandemic made us more aware about the environment and ethical impact of fashion, everyone began talking about the five of fashion: Reduce, Re-wear, Recycle, Repair and Resell. Fashion magazines began addressing issues of consumption, re-wear became the new go-to hashtag for fashion influencers, recycling the new mantra of fashion designers, and secondary fashion websites saw their biggest growth. Designer Nimish Shah, creative director of Bhaane and one of the first designers in the Indian fashionscape to focus on conscious design, says, “All luxury watches offer repair services – then why not clothes?”  

 A renewed appeal 

In July last year, fashion brand Antar-Agni launched its Restore Love initiative, making repair and restoration service part of its design ethos. “The world has been obsessed

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Zenning Out At The Intersection Of Cannabis And Yoga Spirituality

Andrew M. Santos

Cannabis is a ritual. Like tea, meditation, and yoga.

You grind it, to open up the terpenes and enhance the flavors. You roll or load it into your ceremonial imbibing device (in my case, a joint). The smoke itself, sage for the lungs (my personal take, but hey, it’s possible). The 5,000-year-old philosophy of yoga, which originated in ancient India, is a mixture of breath work, meditation, challenging physical poses, all with the goal of the marrying of the body and the mind.

Enter Christopher S. Kilham, an author, ethnobotanist, Medicine Hunter, spiritual expert, and 15-time novelist. Kilham’s newest book, “The Lotus and The Bud” dissects the conscious crossroads of yoga, health, and cannabis. I spoke to Kilham about how the endocannabinoid system harmonizes the body’s other systems, how yoga can be enhanced by cannabis, and new community platforms that are inspired by ancient practices.

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