“Global Local Retailing” – Familiarity & Contempt in the Backyard

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The Morning Post:- 14th March

“Global Local Retailing”

The combination of a powerful global brand with local creatives, craftsmen and manufacturers has to be a recipe for success in this international world with its ironically specific local tastes.

 

Passing through central London on an Oxford Street East to West route taking in the crisp morning air it seems that the better US brands have come …

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Retail By Your Side: Practical & Moral Support for Retail Professionals

Retail is not getting any easier…in the boardroom or the stockroom.

So allow us to introduce…“Retail by your Side,” seeking to support the modern retail professional with advice, inspiration and practical know-how delivered through daily posts.

Although retail life is complex…sometimes simply an idea, a few words, can go a long way to making every moment in a unique industry a more enjoyable and commercial one.

 

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“The Morning Post!”

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“Where there are People there is Retail”

“Where there are people there is retail” however every retail location needs a commercial strategy and an inspirational delivery.

Customer traffic is now dictating the location of retail. Freedom to travel and freedom to choose between online and physical shopping, between town and out-of-town, between the familiar and the unusual …

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Soho Alive & Kicking: The Jimi Hendrix Pop-up Experience

As part of VM-unleashed’s 10th anniversary year we take a look back at some retail milestones from the last decade and explain why each store’s message is as relevant for us today as it was then.

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Two big themes of the decade were epitomised by the second coming of Jim Hendrix to Carnaby Street.

Firstly the advent of the “Pop-up” shop. Now everyone’s favourite vehicle …

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Retail Workshops: Where to begin with town centre planning

Managing a single retail chain is complicated enough however when it comes to retail locations, town centres, shopping centres, retail and leisure destinations then simply the number of stakeholders and agendas involved can create an insurmountable complexity making the whole decision process impossible, never mind the delivery itself.

 

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So if you’re in a quandary as to how to move forwards with a coordinated and …

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“The Independent Retailer Support Kit”

How town centres, high streets and independent retailers can evolve “Local Destination Stores” because being an independent retailer does not mean you have to be inefficient, unattractive, and uncompetitive.

 

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In fact in the fight for retail traffic between competing town centres the role of independents is more critical than ever in creating distinct flavour and personality. When independent retailers escape the cloak of consumer invisibility …

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