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A group of 50 students from across the Chester Business School had an exciting glimpse into future retail developments thanks to Mrs Huber, the Senior Programme Manager for Construction and Regeneration Major Projects. She helped the students to explore the wide ranging factors influencing retail planning and decision making at a city-wide level. 

In a walking tour of the city, the students saw how stores in Chester are changing their offer, to remain successful and relevant in a rapidly transforming retail landscape. 

They also found out how new food and leisure developments, with improved facilities in the city, will complement further the way in which visitors are increasingly enjoying shopping as just one part of a broader and more sociable experience with their friends and family.

The students are studying degrees in Business Management, Business Finance, Marketing Management, Events Management and International Tourism Management and all enjoy Retail and Organisational Management as part of their course.

Lisa Conway, who leads the module at the University, said: “Our thanks to Clare Huber for her exciting insight into the future of retail in Chester and helping bring retail planning alive for our students.”

Cheshire West and Chester Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Councillor Brian Clarke, said: “Chester provides an enviable environment for retail management students to study, from large stores, independents, a transforming market and the developing plans for Chester Northgate.

“I’m sure Clare will have left the students with a unique glimpse of the complexity around our plans to create a modern city that builds on its heritage and benefits the lives of local people”.

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