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2 Leicester Shopping: one large urban area.
> Distribution of retail services and the ways in which it is changing.
The Market (Indoor & Outdoor):
- 700yrs old.
- Over 100 stalls: fresh produce traditional fruit, ethnic herbs
- Weekly farmers market.
- Changed: more modern, different products, expanded to cope
1971: Haymarket Shopping Centre
- 1st shopping centre built in Leicester city centre.
- Recently seen decline, still has 58 stores.
- Anchor stores: Primark = cheaper shops cheaper to rent.
- Products to suit uni-students, not good-quality but
1989: Fosse Park
- Close links with centre: M1 & M69.
- Flat cheap land to build on.
- Customers in rural urban fringe (where located).
- Flagship store: M&S
- One of Britain's biggest out of town shopping parks.
- Attracted customers elsewhere.
1992: The Shires Shopping Centre
- To attract customers back into city centre.
- Flagship stores: House of Fraser, Debenhams.
- Big stores, people are willing to travel to.
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To compete with Fosse Park.
2008: Highcross Shopping Centre
- Rebranding of The Shires.
- Attracted customers back into city centre.
- Part of council's £3bn regeneration of the city centre.
- 8th largest retail city centres in the country.
- Flagship store: John Lewis, people will travel to.
Recent Growth: The Lanes and Church Gate
- Specialist and independent shops.
- Sells products other stores don't.
- Personalised feel & atmosphere, part of the community.
- In city centre.…read more