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The future of the UK's high streets - A Podcast

3rd June 2020

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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

Listen to the Podcast HERE

Transcripts of the episodes are available: 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 - • Rhian Thomas, IGD - • The team at Headingley Development Trust - - and The Headingley Greengrocer –

Please note: The More Than a Shop series was recorded before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. We felt it would seem odd to release further episodes without acknowledging what's happening. We considered delaying or adapting the series, but decided that this is perhaps the perfect time to consider new ways of doing things as we all imagine a different future. We hope More Than a Shop provides some light and inspiration in these difficult times.


Debbie Robinson


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