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 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 …
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 …
The Evening Post:- 14th March
“The Fight for Independence”
An interesting article caught my eye today from online research company Onbuy.com. Their survey was comparing the opening and closing of retail outlets by region of the UK, for multiples & independents.
It goes to show how things quickly change in life, and in retail in particularly, the most dynamic of industries. Because what jumps out …