Has the news of the death of the high street been greatly exaggerated?

Over the last couple of months three major UK retailers have gone into administration; Comet an electrical retailer with 240 stores nationwide and 6,895 employees, Jessops a camera supplier with 187 stores and 1370 employees and this week HMV an entertainment retailer with 285 stores and 4350 employees. The three chains have a long history and much in common, in that they were badly managed and their businesses were undermined by the increase in online sales. HMV opened its first ...

There is no avoiding the issue – Sport is Big Business

The English Premiership is the most successful football league in the world in commercial terms, thanks in part to satellite television and the exposure created by BSkyB. Supporters of the game may wish at times that this was not so and that the 'beautiful game' was left unsullied by business imperatives and realities, but this is like harking back to the good old days of amateurs competing in the Olympics. What really matters to most clubs in the Premiership is ...