Town market a ‘limp lettuce’, says retail expert

Retail guru Corin Birchall

Retail guru Corin Birchall

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Harborough’s indoor market is a “limp lettuce” and the River Welland represents a “missed opportunity”, a town centre review has concluded.

But retail consultant Corin Birchall, who carried out the study as part of his campaign to save the British High Street, also believes the town is enjoying a “recession-resilient performance” overall.

The Lutterworth-based expert, who runs Kerching Retail, compared Harborough to Brighton in his assessment, suggesting that it was a town of two halves with independent retailers setting the bar high and the national shops lagging behind.


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