Back in June, I highlighted the plight of the local retail trade, with whole rows of shops empty, for sale or for rent. There has been little change since then, but a couple of units have moved. The florist has moved over the road and in its place is a deli sandwich shop called Brittney's. It's good to see new businesses coming along and I hope they can make a go of it against the competition from all the other food outlets around Roe Lee. I'll be stopping off on my way to work to try it since it's on the left and easy to access.