2018

CVA - A Landlord's Gift?

9 November 2018

Closed Sign

The subject of Company Voluntary Agreements (CVAs) has been a controversial topic for some time now as businesses across the consumer sector yank the cord to that ‘chapter 11-esque’ trapdoor out of trouble.

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Holidays are coming...

9 November 2018

chrismas bauble

One week into November and just over two weeks until Black Friday – the fierce competition for festive first place is ON. Christmas TV ads and festive window displays are both important levers that retailers can pull to drive loyalty, footfall and ultimately shareholder delight come January.

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Mike Ashley and the future of House of Fraser

27 August 2018

house of fraser

Mike Ashley’s plans for a dilapidated House of Fraser are beginning to emerge; and with them, tongues are wagging.

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The rise of cosmeceuticals, veganism & panda palettes

18 July 2018

health-and-beauty

The beauty market in South Korea is booming, with an estimated $13.1bn of sales in 2018 according to Mintel. Facial skin care products alone make up half of the total market share and are projected to reach $7.2 billion by 2020...

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Jack of all trades, master of none

31 May 2018

tesco

Tesco’s recent announcement that it is to shut down Tesco Direct, its General Merchandise website, has made me reflect on my own experiences as an employee.

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Sainsbury's Asda - The Musical!

1 May 2018

sainsburys-asda

The CEO of Sainsbury’s cringe moment on ITV News has gone viral. Caught with his microphone turned on before his interview on the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, Mike Coupe began singing ‘We’re In The Money’ from the musical 42nd Street. It got me thinking about other appropriate tunes to bring this front-page story to life on stage.

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Sainsbury's Asda - The Musical!

1 May 2018

sainsburys-asda

The CEO of Sainsbury’s cringe moment on ITV News has gone viral. Caught with his microphone turned on before his interview on the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, Mike Coupe began singing ‘We’re In The Money’ from the musical 42nd Street. It got me thinking about other appropriate tunes to bring this front-page story to life on stage.

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The deep-seated sofa transformation

13 April 2018

sofa-retail

Depending on the retailer’s omni-channel maturity, families browsing new furniture from the comfort of their current sofa can now take photos of their living room, upload them to the website, and place these virtual products into their own virtual homes...

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Can Retail weather the storm

2 March 2018

retail

Wow, what a week for Retail... £1.5bn wiped off retail stock values, Maplin and Toys R Us in administration, Jones being offloaded less than 12months since being bought out of admin - losing all head office jobs and some stores in the process...

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Casual Dining - The Tables Are Turning!

27 February 2018

casual dining

Why is this wonderful, social sector taking hammerings in the press almost daily with headlines such as “The Weak Link in the Eating-out Space” or “The Slow Death of Casual Dining”?

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