The Morning Post:- 27th March
Westfield London: New footprints in Experiential Retailing
Fresh back from viewing the advance guard at the extension to the Westfield London centre in White City. It is already impressive and will be spectacular, I have no doubt, when all the stores are open in a month or two.
What you see in the first openings from retailers such …
If you read my post regarding Sports Direct and Game proposing to share store space …
The Morning Post:- 23rd March
Retail Beginning or Retail End? 7 essentials for retail success!
Sometimes it makes sense to draw a line in the sand, even when the sands are changing at an unprecedented rate. This is certainly the case in retail.
We are not surrounded completely by doom-and-gloom retail news, however there is undoubtedly a lot of it. This reached a focus …
The Evening Post:- 22nd March
“The New Era of Retail Collaborations: Sports Direct & Game!”
Roaming through my rather cavernous Sports Direct in search of school sports supplies, I was considering the proposed collaboration between Sports Direct and Game. The idea is to share retail space and bring their brands together under one roof.
It makes complete sense, serving different retail and leisure needs …
The Morning Post:- 21st March
“Retail is Performance Theatre – Twas it not always so?”
I thought it time to write something about the issue of theatre in retail. This has been stimulated by the news that John Lewis has had all its sales personnel at its new White City store personally trained by a drama academy.
Once again hats off to John …
The Evening Post:- 20th March
“Missguided Opinion: Cracks in the E-commerce Golden Egg!”
Firstly, let me say I am a huge fan of Missguided.
Whilst not the classic target customer I remember the palpable excitement of walking through their first store in Westfield Stratford, conceived in collaboration with Dalziel & Pow.
It was such a refreshing store with so many ideas for the new era …
The Daily Post:- 20th March
“The Story of the Old Shop, the New Shop & the Other Shop!”
Now the story I’m about to tell is a true story, and its a story about one of the UK’s biggest retailing businesses. They shall remain nameless as their identity is not the issue but to illustrate that improvements are always there even amongst the most …
The Daily Post:- 16th March
“Take the Easy Money”
Wandering around a Marks & Spencer food court in the weeks before Easter is still a very pleasurable experience if you enjoy comfort eating at this inclement time in an inclement year.
M&S has had its fare share of criticism over recent years, quite rightly in many cases, however it still remains one of the retail juggernauts …