ESRC Retail Industry Business Engagement Network (RIBEN)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: School of Geography

Abstract

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Publications

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C Thompson (2010) The changing grocery market in Yorkshire and Humber in The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Review

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N Wrigley (2013) Towards a Policy Engaged Retail Geography, in Advances in Commercial Geography: methods and applications in Towards a Policy Engaged Retail Geography, in Advances in Commercial Geography: methods and applications

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Neil Wrigley (Author) (2009) Linked Trips and Town Centre Viability in Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-

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Newing A (2013) Identifying seasonal variations in storelevel visitor grocery demand in International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

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Newing A (2013) Visitor expenditure estimation for grocery store location planning: a case study of Cornwall in The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research

 
Description RIBEN was not a research project per se, but a project involving a network /platform created to facilitate and promote engagement between universities and the retail sector and in particular to provide the oportunity to university-based researchers to work closely with experts in the retail industry. As such, due to the nature of RIBEN, we cannot report on specific research findings.

RIBEN has arguably has played a not insignificant background role in
helping shape, a new environment of knowledge exchange and enriched
understanding between ESRC and the retail sector - this highly important sector of the UK economy.

RIBEN was 'ahead of the curve' in many of the co-funding and co-governance relations it was obliged to pioneer with its industry partners. What it pioneered has been of considerable value more widely - not least in helping shift the 'culture of engagement' in ESRC towards the flexible, realistic, facilitating and supportive approach which has increasingly defined ESRC practice. Moreover, it can be argued that RIBEN's achievement provided encouragement and an emulation target for the successful ESRC Retail Data Navigator 'capacity building' scheme which was launched in 2012.
Exploitation Route In recent years there has been a noticeable shift in the way the ESRC engages with the retail industry. A new environment of knowledge exchange and understanding has been created between the ESRC and this highly important sector of the UK economy which had previously been regarded as extremely difficult to penetrate.

The RIBEN Capacity Building Cluster (CBC) has arguably played an important background/facilitating role in helping shape this new 'culture of engagement'. As such, we anticipate that the 'legacy' of the RIBEN CBC will be reflected in this shift in the 'culture of engagement', and in the dividends which are beginning to flow from the flexible, realistic, facilitating and supportive approach which ESRC now adopts in respect of co-funding and co-governance arrangements with the industry.

Feedback received from industry partners suggests that efforts made by
the RIBEN co-Directors have resulted in retailers and retail trade bodies
increasingly appreciating the value of evidence-based research and being willing to consider long-term collaborative research projects with academic partners - a trend which contradicts the short-termist stereotype of firms operating in this industry.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Retail

URL http://www.riben.org.uk
 
Description RIBEN is now recognised has having pioneered the development of approaches to, and methods for, successful collaboration between social science and the retail sector in the UK
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Retail
Impact Types Economic

 
Description BIS and Portas
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact RIBEN's activities coincided with growing policymaker and practitioner concern over the viability and vitality of the UK's High Streets. In 2011, the Prime Minister commissioned Mary Portas to lead an independent review into their future. Profs Wrigley & Reynolds were invited both to the launch of the Portas review in May 2011 and to engage with the inquiry as it progressed during 2011. The launch event provided an opportunity for RIBEN directors to seek to influence the development of the inquiry and the priorities that would emerge, through a structured discussion process in the Innovation Lab at DBIS. Prof Reynolds was invited to be a member of a second, non-governmental, group of experts investigating options for High Street revival, initiated by retailer Bill Grimsey in 2013. Whilst he declined to be a panel member, because of a conflict of interest, Oxford's work within the RIBEN initiative with the Local Data Company played a central role in developing an evidence-based set of recommendations in the eventual Grimsey Review, which was launched at the House of Commons in London in late 20133. As part of the BIS committee evidence enquiry, the work conducted by the RIBEN CBC featured highly as key evidence of high-quality collaborative research and effective engagement with the retail industry. The relevant evidence submitted by the ESRC refers to both past and on-going research projects undertaken by the RIBEN cluster and draws attention to the wide range of partners RIBEN has collaborated/engaged with (ranging from corporate retailers such as Sainsbury's, ASDA and Tesco, to local government and NGOs); in addition, the document also draws attention to the impact of RIBEN projects in informing the retail planning policy agenda and retail planning practice in the UK.
 
Description DCLG and Future High Streets Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In February 2013, RIBEN Director Prof Neil Wrigley was the sole academic to be asked by the then Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk to join the national 'Future High Streets Forum', formed to advise the government on the challenges facing high streets, and to assist with the development of practical policies to enable town centres to adapt and change. Supported by ESRC funding, Prof Wrigley, currently leads a research team -which includes RIBEN Engagement Director Dr Dionysia Lambiri and RIBEN Case Award graduate Dr Les Dolega- which was asked to undertake a high-profile review of the evidence base which will feed into the wider work of the Future High Streets Forum.
 
Description KEO with the Local Data Company: 'The State of UK Retail Places' 
Organisation Local Data Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The co-existence of town centres and out-of-town is only one dimension of the complex and evolving structure of locations and channels to which consumers have access in developed retail markets. The broad objective of this project is to develop contemporary insight and explanations of the ways the geography of retailing, specifically retail places, is changing in the UK. Combining the data and expertise of the Local Data Company (www.localdatacompany.com) and the insights of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, led by Dr Jonathan Reynolds, will allow the production of the first of what could become a series of annual reports on this subject which we believe will be highly regarded and of significant value to investors, policy-makers, retailers and academics. The project has four inter-related objectives: 1. To consider the character of retail places, classifying, clustering & ranking them in ways which, in the absence of contemporary data, has not previously proved possible. 2. To develop appropriate & objective measures of vulnerability & resilience of places as measured through the extent and nature of their retail provision. 3. To understand and explain the ways in which retail places have changed over the past year. 4. To consider what UK retail places might look like in five years time, given what we know about present trends and drivers, and in the context of the existing longitudinal data set. The output of the project will be a summary "State of UK Retail Places" report. A subsidiary output will be the development of a data set which will have the potential to act as a Town 'Tool Kit' that will enable retail places to better understand how they are evolving against national trends.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions were in kind. The LDC provided data which allowed a detailed assesment of change of the state of UK places
Impact Disciplines involved: geography, retail management. For outputs please see research outputs for RIBEN
Start Year 2013
 
Description KTP with the Association of Convenience Stores 
Organisation Association of Convenience Stores (ACS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution It is popularly thought that small retail businesses play a vital role in safeguarding the viability and vitality of local communities. But little objective, authoritative evidence exists to support this view. It is also held anecdotally that embedded within the sector can be found countless examples of good practice. However, the suspicion is that many of these examples are poorly understood and rarely shared. This project brought together the Association of Convenience Stores (representing 33,500 small shops) and the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, based at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. This project was designed to conduct new research aimed at (i) assessing the role of local shops within communities (ii) assisting in policy debate and (iii) embedding best practice in community retailing, with accompanying broader social and economic benefits. In addition, such work was designed to allow the further development of a research and evidence-based culture within the Company Partner and the development of effective insights and analysis of the SME retail sector for the Knowledge Base team. This partnership provided an opportunity for a trade association representing local shops to develop an authoritative evidence base of the contribution of local shops to the communities in which they operate and, cumulatively, to the nation as a whole. Such an evidence base is of direct use to the Association?s membership, but also an important pre-requisite for the association in developing its case with policy-makers at local, regional and national levels.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Revisiting the impact of large foodstores on market towns and district centres 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This large-scale project was based on a major three-year, two-region, before/after study of the impacts of foodstore developments on UK market towns and district centres. The aims of the study were to move forward highly-polarised policy debates, which have disputed the nature of such impacts. The study was designed to reflect the store development consequences of more than a decade of retail planning regulation which has prioritized a 'town centres first' approach to retail development and enjoyed strong cross-party political support. The study represented a revisit of the findings of the influential, but increasingly outdated, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) report on the same topic (DETR, 1998). In particular, following the implementation of PPG6 and the 'sequential test' in 1996,there was a growing need by the late 2000s to revisit and update the DETR commissioned research to reflect the consequences of the decade of more flexible 'town centre oriented' foodstore developments. The study was timely for two major reasons. Firstly, because research on this topic since the publication of the DETR report has been limited in quantity, scope and depth - giving rise to an increasingly outdated evidence base to inform policy debates. Secondly, because the 2009 planning policy guidance has reiterated and underlined the importance of 'impact' assessment to the consensus 'town centres' first' approach to retail development.
Collaborator Contribution provided us with detailed GIS data at a local level on retail units.
Impact Findings from the study have been disseminated to the planning community via professional journals such as Town & Country Planning (see list of publications) and property industry and planning seminars (i.e. British Property Federation 'Supporting economic growth through planning reform' Seminar - 2 December 2010). Research evidence has been accepted as state-of-the-art in planning proposal submissions, decisions and appeals (over 20 uses). The Government's Planning Portal directs users to a clear summary of the study's key findings and examples of the use of those findings in the planning process continue to rise steadily. Evidence of the way the research has reinvigorated and reset the parameters of debates on retail competition and planning in the UK is illustrated by the opinion piece published by the ex-Director General of the BRC (Oct 6 2012) which focused on the Southampton research as an exemplar of the evidence -based contributions long needed on these topics.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Romsey town centre study 
Organisation Test Valley Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The RIBEN team was aksed from Test Valley Borough Council to provide analysis of how Romsey town centre operates at a time of considerable Government concern about the economic health of British town centres and high streets. In particular, the questions the study answered were: i. to what extent were its retailers and service providers serving the needs of consumers in the town's main catchment area? ii. how well was it catering for the requirements of visitors, and to what degree was it meeting the requirements and aspirations of both consumers and traders regarding the centre's vitality and viability? The study focused in particular on the relationship between main food shopping trips to Romsey and other visits to the town centre for retail and services, on the frequency of shopping visits and on the modes of travel. In addition, the study looked at the extent of 'leakage' of catchment expenditure to competing retail centres, the potential for 'clawback' of that expenditure, and perceptions of what might encourage use of small and specialist stores.
Collaborator Contribution The Borough Council provided us with background policy documents which provided a good starting point for the design of the study
Impact The project report is available on the Test Valley Borough Council website as part of the Council's Local Development Framework evidence base. The study findings were presented at the Romsey Chamber of Commerce and the Romsey Forum, were research evidence was discussed with the town's residents and stakeholders. Engagement with the Test Valley Borough Council directly led to a CASE studentship sponsored (in kind) by the Planning Department of Test Valley ('Evaluating the Economic Impact of Festivals and Events on Town Centres
Start Year 2010
 
Description The Impact of Small Format In-Centre Foodstores on Small Towns 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project provided rigorous, up-to-date research findings relating to the impacts of small-store corporate food retail entry within a cross-section of five small towns in southern England. Overall, the contribution of the study can be summarised as: i. the study moved forward the highly-polarised policy debates surrounding the impact of foodstore entry on town centres in the UK. ii. the study investigated in depth how new-generation corporate convenience stores ('Express', 'Local' or similar) opened in-centre, affect the existing retail composition of those town centres - providing new evidence on the trip generation, anchor potential and linked trip characteristics associated with the new stores. iii. the study provided evidence on the 'relocalisation' of food shopping and reduction in car dependency which has accompanied the new generation foodstores entry iv. the study considered community responses to in-centre openings of such stores, and examine the extent to which these small stores might have similar capacity to 'anchor' the existing retail offer of the centres in which they open, supplementing and enhancing rather than detracting from the diversity associated with small and specialist independent shops.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided their practical expertise in the field and also supplied us with detailed Geographical data on retail units at the local level
Impact The research reported was particularly timely to debates on the health of UK High Streets and the recommendations of the Portas Review (2011). The findings of this study were presented at the All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting on Town Centres at the House of Commons on the 21st November 2012 (http://www.riben.org.uk/Current_&_recently_completed_projects/APPG%20 presentation%2021%20Nov%202012.pdf
Start Year 2011
 
Description 'New generation C- stores, small towns, & the high street crisis ' - Presentation at the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on Town Centres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings at the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on Town Centres (House of Commons) on the 21st of November 2012

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 'Revisiting the impacts of large foodstores on Market Towns and District Centres'-Presentation of research project findings at British Property Federation Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the British Property Federation 'Supporting economic growth through planning reform' Seminar on the 2nd of December 2010. The seminar was attended by a large number of practitioners from the retail sector ( representatives from large retail companies, planners, etc).

The presentation stimulated a wider discussion amongst practitioners and policy makers, and helped move forward highly-polarised policy debates on the controversial issue of the impact of large food stores on the economic vitality of small towns in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.bpf.org.uk/en/newsroom/press_release/PR101202_Industry_chiefs_call_for_localism__not_nimb...
 
Description A Manifesto for High Street Bookselling, Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description A Vision of the Future of Retailing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC Radio 4 The Report - 19 May 2011:Tesco Riots in Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0112yds#synopsis
 
Description Brighton & Hove News - 4 June 2013: Brighton and Hove offers shoppers a better mix, say researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/06/04/brighton-and-hove-offers-shoppers-a-better-mix-say-res...
 
Description Britain in 2013 (ESRC) - Retail Therapy (p.41) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description CBRE - 11 February 2013: CBRE hosts University of Southampton - ESRC Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/cbre/pressreleases/cbre-hosts-university-of-southampton-esrc-conference...
 
Description Daily Mail - 2 June 2013: Just a short back and sides: How Beckham and R-Patz are leading the trend for men going to the barbers rather than expensive salons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334651/David-Beckham-Robert-Pattinson-lead-trend-men-going-...
 
Description Drapers - 5 June 2013: Better research needed to inform high street strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.drapersonline.com/news/better-research-needed-to-inform-high-street-strategy/5049753.arti...
 
Description Engaged Business Research: the example of retail research at Oxford - ESRC/AIM Researcher Development Initiative conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Estimating seasonal variations in UK food spend - 'Reporting Research' session at the Geographical Association's 2011 Annual Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Estimating seasonal visitor demand for use in retail location modelling, Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Estimating tourist demand in retail location models - 17th European Colloquium on Quantitive and Theoretical Geography (ECQTG), Greece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Estimating tourist demand in retail location models - 51st Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Estimating tourist demand in retail location models - Presentation, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Examining the determinants of linked shopping trips - Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Exploring small-area demand for grocery retailers in tourist areas, Austria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Exploring the geography of e-commerce in the UK and investigating the implications for food retail store location - Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Exploring the geography of e-commerce in the UK and investigating the implications for food retail store location research - Greece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Exploring the spatial dynamics of UK convenience retailing: The emergence of major grocery retailers into the market, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Financial Times - 4 June 2013 : UK high streets to lose 5,000 shops in the next 5 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eced567c-cc65-11e2-bb22-00144feab7de.html#axzz2VzqawpEc
 
Description Grocery Spending and Store Location during a Recession: An Analysis of Changing Consumer Behaviour and Interaction Patterns, Austria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Grocery Spending and Store Location during a Recession: An Analysis of Changing Consumer Behaviour and Interaction Patterns, Slovakia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description How did we get where we are today? Complex structural change and independent retailing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ITV - 26 April 2013: Dhaka collapse raises questions on where we get our clothes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.itv.com/news/2013-04-26/dhaka-collapse-raises-questions-on-where-we-get-our-clothes-from/
 
Description Initial approaches to estimate tourist demand in retail location, Bournemouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Internet Retailing - 4 June 2013: The growing influence of online and multichannel retailing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://internetretailing.net/2013/06/moving-inexorably-towards-online-and-multichannel-retail/
 
Description Linked trips and town centre vitality: what relocation of an 'out-of-centre' foodstore to 'edge-of-centre' tells us - 49th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), Territorial Cohesion of Europe and Integrative Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Market Factors & Business Opportunities in International Convenience Retailing, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Modelling non-residential demand for store location planning - a case study of visitor grocery expenditure in Cornwall, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Modelling regional and local tourist spend for store location planning, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Modelling the opportunities for deep discounting in Great Britain - North American Regional Science, Denver, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description My Hermes - 5 June 2013: Online 'fuelling high street evolution' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://news.myhermes.co.uk/online-fuelling-high-street-evolution-1000008817.news
 
Description New Boundaries, University of Southampton, Future of UK high streets, October 2013 Issue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description News release, University of Southampton 'Study provides new evidence on the impacts of supermarket development on market towns and district centres' 2 December 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2010/dec/10_129.shtml
 
Description Planning Resource - 4 June 2013: Report highlights increase in payday lenders on high street 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.planningresource.co.uk/news/1184925/report-highlights-increase-payday-lenders-high-street...
 
Description Presentation on the RIBEN CBC to the Society for Location Analysis, Location Analysis and New Economic Realities London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Progress in modelling non-residential (tourist) demand for store location planning, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Progress in modelling small-area tourist demand for retail location planning, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio: BBC Radio Sussex, Neil Pringle - 4 June 2013, 06:03 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio: Call You and Yours, BBC Radio 4 - 4 June 2013, 12:34 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0213yfz
 
Description Radio: David Prever, BBC Radio Oxford - 4 June 2013, 17:10 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0198k7c
 
Description Radio: Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland - 4 June 2013, 06:04 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Resilience, fragility, and adaptation - insights from the performance of UK high streets during economic crisis and austerity, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Retail Week - 28 May 2013: Comment: What next for the landscape of our towns and cities? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.retail-week.com/comment/comment-what-next-for-the-landscape-of-our-towns-and-cities/50492...
 
Description Retailer/HEI Collaborative project case study: The Impact of Large Foodstores on Market Towns and District Centres, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Romsey Town Centre Study, Romsey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Romsey Town Centre Study, Romsey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Saving the Town Centre - Putting the High Streets at the Heart of Recovery, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Scunthrope Telegraph - 5 June 2013: Hull one of top 30 destinations for retail in UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Hull-30-destinations-retail-UK/story-19191269-detail/story.html...
 
Description Society Now (ESRC) - Autumn 2012, Issue14 (p.12): Retail Revolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description South Wales Evening Post - 11 June 2013: Clarks steps up to revamp its Swansea store 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Clarks-steps-revamp-Swansea-store/story-19250487-detail/stor...
 
Description South Wales Evening Post - 5 June 2013: Swansea fails to make top 50 in league table of Britain's best shopping centres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Swansea-fails-make-50-league-table-Britain-s-best/story-1919...
 
Description Student Showcase Event - Estimating Tourist Demand in Retail Location Models - EXRC RIBEN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Sustaining the vitality and viability of town centres, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The ESRC RIBEN CBC, Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The ESRC RIBEN Cluster 'engagement model', London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The ESRC Retail Industry Business Engagement Network: Evolution and Reflections, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Grocer - 6 October 2012: Decimating or Benefitting? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.riben.org.uk/Current_&_recently_completed_projects/grocer.pdf
 
Description The Independent - 4 June 2013: Manicure mania: The business that nailed the beauty boom 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/news/manicure-mania-the-business-that-nailed-the-bea...
 
Description The Road Map to the New Europe, Greece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The differential impact of corporate food retailers on market towns of England - 50th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description UK Retailing: Challenges and Choices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description UK high streets terminal decline or evolutionary reconfiguration, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Understanding and Validating Acxiom's Research Opinion Poll Data for Social Science Research in Post-census Britain, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Using GIS for Supermarket Site Location - Estimating the impact of tourism, Stoke on Trent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Vintage Fashion as Elitist Second-Hand Clothing? - Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visitor expenditure estimation for grocery store location planning, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visitor expenditure estimation for grocery store location planning, Slovakia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012