Retail Adelaide City editor

Thriving Businesses are the key to success of any Main Street

Reflections and observations of main streets from Stephen Sully, Secretary of Mainstreet Australia: I’ve read many articles and attended countless presentations espousing the various critical factors for a successful main street over the years. Titles like “top tips” or “10 ingredients for a “successful centre” come to mind. I admit to have written a few …

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Curating the Business Mix with a Strategic Intent

How can we curate the mix of businesses on a mainstreet or in a City centre?The best strategy is to use techniques used by shopping centres. Research the customer catchment area in detail to understand the escape expenditure from households.Surveying the business mix will reveal gaps and opportunities. The next step is to work with …

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