Expert Eye with

John Shepherd

Owner and Managing Director of Partridges
  • “2019 and all that”

    16 October 2019 Expert Eye
    "Over the past 47 years, and since Partridges first started trading, the year 2018 has proven to be one of the worst!"
  • “The multi-sensory deli”

    06 September 2019 Expert Eye
    Ever since I started working in food shops – some 16,790 moons ago – it has always been impressed upon me that the three most important aspects of a successful enterprise are location, location, location.
  • “The Costa Del Shop 2019”

    20 August 2019 Expert Eye
    Ever since I started working in food shops – some 16,790 moons ago – it has always been impressed upon me that the three most important aspects of a successful enterprise are location, location, location.
  • “The importance of regulars”

    26 June 2019 Expert Eye
    Vorsprung Durch Technik was a very successful advertising slogan used by Audi in the 1980s.
  • “The Lack of Foresight Saga”

    05 June 2019 Expert Eye
    On May 25th 2019 Partridges was 47 years old.
  • “We need to talk about Christmas”

    12 February 2019 Expert Eye
    In the final article I wrote at the end of last year I suggested it could be a successful Christmas based on the fact that there were four ‘good’ shopping Saturdays before the big day. Another theory bites the dust!
  • “2018: the year that was”

    04 January 2019 Expert Eye
    Out of the 46 years we have been trading, the year 2018 has been one of the most remarkable
  • “A shop for all seasons”

    08 November 2018 Expert Eye
    As we retailers are just about to enter our busiest season, “it is a truth universally acknowledged” that there are not only Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Four Colly Birds and the Four Tops but also Four Seasons in every year.
  • “Late Bloomers”

    12 October 2018 Expert Eye
    This summer I stumbled across two facts that in particular stuck in my mind.
  • “Summer Report 2018”

    27 August 2018 Expert Eye
    So far this summer for us at Partridges it’s been about 1 Royal Wedding, 2 heatwaves and 3 Lions and apologies yet again for being about to use the W word (that is weather by the way)
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