An introduction to assortment planning for physical stores: How to approach it and what factors to consider. ….. click for more inspiration
Online stores continue to gain market shares, making it crucial for brick and mortar stores to defend their piece of the cake. An exceptional customer experience and store operations excellence are two promising strategies to keep customers coming despite more convenient channels. ….. click for more inspiration
The likes of Amazon and Alibaba open tech-heavy brick & mortar stores, but best-practice commercial brand retail still happens elsewhere. ….. click for more inspiration
How to inspire consumers to reconnect with a brand at risk of being crowded out of the public imagination? Let’s explore how Johnnie Walker created a flagship experience to let visitors and locals get back in touch with Scotch Whisky. ….. click for more inspiration
Recruiting is picking up again – a clear indication that, at least economically, we’re beginning to see the end of the pandemic. Across the board, companies are looking for skilled workers. ….. click for more inspiration
Immune to Covid-19 and experiencing steady growth over the past three years, the global home textile market is expected to grow at an even faster pace to reach USD 133.37 billion by 2025. ….. click for more inspiration
Have you ever wondered whether you have the entrepreneur gene and what it takes to build a brand? Frances Jerard, a multi-talented designer from New Zealand built her brand from scratch and currently shows it in her Berlin pop-up store. ….. click for more inspiration
Excluding the pandemic, nothing has had a greater influence on the resurgence of ‘the store as destination’ than Gen Z. While Gen X and Millennials started to shun the mall in droves, it is the so-called ‘selfie-generation’ that is now seeking out new ways to interact with products before they purchase. ….. click for more inspiration
The apparel industry is a significant environmental polluter. Some brands are tackling the challenge of recycling used clothing, but the issue might require more draconian steps. ….. click for more inspiration
In the middle of global store lockdowns, 100+ lifestyle brands announce the opening of new flagship stores. Flagship stores boom despite internet. Why is flagship retail important, what is the next generation, and where to find them? ….. click for more inspiration
Brand growth retail management already has many KPIs. What Retail Operations KPIs do you use to measure the payback of your investment? ….. click for more inspiration
Retailers and landlords are scrambling to figure out how to survive as consumers have accelerated the shift to e-commerce. Will they be able to reinvent themselves or become one of the many businesses weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic? ….. click for more inspiration
Offline fashion purchases lead to 3x more emissions than those made online. Could this lead to a paradigm shift for both consumers and the fashion industry? ….. click for more inspiration
Cutting store costs became popular, but lower head count costs retail productivity and flexibility. Here’s how to do Post Covid Retail right. ….. click for more inspiration
More and more industries are moving from buying to leasing subscription models. We discuss the pros and cons of leasing versus owning your wardrobe. ….. click for more inspiration
Much has been said and written about the disaster the pandemic has brought to the global retail landscape. This post highlights challenges and opportunities for retail and social life in our post Covid-19 city centres. ….. click for more inspiration
How a life-threatening pandemic that had best remained script material for science fiction novels is also an urgent invitation to a reset of owner-operated retail stores. ….. click for more inspiration
More and more brands are now shipping from store. Could ship from store be an option for you? This article explores the benefits and cost. ….. click for more inspiration
Leading apparel brands are tackling the challenge of recycling used clothing, helping to solve a major environmental issue while capitalising on a growing business opportunity. ….. click for more inspiration
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