Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Big Interview: John Ibbotson, Managing Director, Retail Vision

John Ibbotson is not your average managing director in the retail sector. The straight-talking Yorkshireman first learnt the retail trade by working his way up...

The Big Interview: John Colley, Managing Director at Majestic Wine

Regal, refined or "majestic" are terms often used in the world of fine wine.  So it's no wonder that connoisseurs and customer service have...

The Big Interview: Paul Clarke, Chief of Technology at Ocado

The supermarket sector has been fluid for a while now. The traditional heavy hitters, the Big Four, have been losing ground to discounters, while...

Quest Questions: retail entrepreneur Cos Constantinou

Starting out in the footwear industry at the age of 15, and running multiple successful retail focused businesses including Kate Kuba, it is clear...

The Big Interview: Doug Mack and Andy Anson, leaders of Fanatics

Towards the end of 2014, Findel spent months courting suitors for its sporting goods arm Kitbag. Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley for example, had...

The Big Interview: Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director of HS1 Ltd

One in four people who visit St Pancras International aren‘t travelling. Maybe they‘re a Harry Potter fan (parts of the franchise were filmed there) or they‘re attending a wedding (the station hosts...

The Big Interview: Mark Dunhill, MD, Whittard of Chelsea

With only 51 stores in the UK, and little to no advertising, you‘d be forgiven for forgetting about Whittard of Chelsea. But the tea specialist has...

The Big Interview – Shannon Edwards, CEO, Styloko

I meet Shannon Edwards the morning after I've finished reading Tech Bitch. This seems fitting given that the book is about women in the 21st...

The Big Interview – Rakesh Aggarwal, Founder of Escentual.com

Analysts at Verdict Retail have predicted that the online health and beauty market will grow by around 80% between now and 2019. With millennials...

The Big Interview: Mark Fox, UK CEO, Starbucks

How long could Starbucks‘s UK CEO gush about Starbucks‘s ethos, its people, its drinks? All day. Or maybe he‘s just buzzing from caffeine.  ...

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2017 UK Retail Report

In a world where people can do all their Christmas shopping from their sofa, how will you entice them to your store? The good news...