The aim of the Retail Enterprise DP was to develop ways of protecting and widening diversity for SME retailers who were under threat from large multiples and changing consumer patters within the retail sector (including e-commerce and retail services). The main objectives of the project were to: Create an observatory of research amongst small retailers. Research the training needs of small retailers. Develop learning programmes to meet the needs identified. Develop a website containing support and information relating to the research and access to the learning materials.