Westfield London: New footprints in Experiential Retailing

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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 …

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Retail Beginning or Retail End? 7 essentials for survival!

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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 …

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The New Era of Retail Collaborations: Sports Direct & Game!

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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 …

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Missguided Opinion: Cracks in the E-commerce Golden Egg

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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 …

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“What’s the Real Cost of Retail Store Disciplines?”

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The Morning Post:- 17th March
“What’s the real cost of retail store discipline”

On a benchmarking tour of value retailers this week I found my initial curiosity and enthusiasm slowly but surely drained as I was repeatedly faced with dull store interiors, poor lighting, dirty shelves, torn graphics, display chaos and in some instances such a scarcity of staff that I could have used happily bedded down for a …

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“Take the Easy Money” – M&S Bakery Heaven in a Block!!

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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 …

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