Saturday, August 18, 2018

Retail Gazette Loves: UK shoppers’ terrible spelling

You might think that the 1.9 billion people making 40,000 Google searches per day would lead to an improvement in our spelling.
Grimsey

The Grimsey Review: Would it work?

Earlier this month a report stated that high streets could only survive if they no longer relied on retail. Could this work?

COMMENT: What’s behind the surge of collaborations in retail?

Why are major retailers such as Sainsbury's and Asda, and Tesco and Carrefour, suddenly adopting a more collaborative approach?

Big Interview: Andy Clarke, former CEO, Asda

Andy Clarke’s career has, whether intentionally or not, served to mould the grocery sector as it stands today.

Retail Gazette Loves: Hunter’s hot air boot

To celebrate its 162nd birthday in fitting style, the iconic Wellington boot brand Hunter has built a giant boot-shaped balloon.
Pension

Is retail in a pensions crisis?

House of Fraser currently has a pension deficit of around £100 million, Dixons Carphone’s £500 million, John Lewis £731 million.

Retail Gazette Loves: Matalan’s real-life mannequins for skin cancer awareness

Shoppers walking past Matalan’s shop window in Liverpool this weekend may have caught a fright after its mannequins moved.

Landlords vs CVAs: The battle of UK retail

CVAs are quite literally taking over the high street, and both major retailers and restaurants are increasingly adopting them
high street decline

COMMENT: Re-engage with town centres to tackle high street decline

Julie Froud on how the community approach could be a way for some town centres to thrive once more.

Hands On with the Everything5pounds app

As you may have guessed, Everything5pound.com is a shopping platform where every item available costs £5.

Feature Resource

The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...