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‘Building Belonging’ – NextGen Brand Identities

The retail revolution is turning things upside down. Online brands are launching on the high street... which apparently is in terminal decline.  We’re going to be getting our shopping delivered by drones soon.  Our every mood is going to be examined and measured by facial recognition software.  And then there’s the rise of robotics – can anyone forget Boston Analytic’s...

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Some surprising categories which Amazon are considering

It’s been a full year now since Amazon acquired Whole Foods.  Overnight they obtained 460 carefully chosen locations, landed a fully functioning grocery distribution system and became a national and international grocery competitor. The Seattle-based retailer might be a disrupter, but it’s not the first retailer to identify food as a lever to catapult their growth.  Their great competitor, Walmart,...

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The State of Fashion 2018: 10 Key Trends

The recent State of Fashion 2018 report, in association with Business of Fashion and McKinsey, is now in its second year and provides a comprehensive view of the fashion industry’s current and projected performance. Below are the 10 trends that they believe will set the agenda for the industry over the next 12 months: Continuing uncertainty… Persisting geopolitical and economic...

Case Studies

Business Process Design and Software Selection for Wholesale and Franchise Channels

We were engaged by a well-known high street fashion retailer to map their wholesale & franchise business processes and  conduct a software selection.   Challenge Our client’s wholesale and franchise channels were growing quickly and the teams were struggling to manage the business The business was managed entirely on spreadsheets and our challenge was to streamline their end-to-end business processes,...

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What Online Data Looks Like in the High Street

Amazon’s new bookshop in New York has caused ripples throughout the retail world with commentators excitedly declaring that Amazon, having taken over the online world, is now extending its tentacles to the high street. So what is the story? What sort of expertise are they bringing and how is it different from a “normal” bookshop? The standard bookshop model is...

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How Retailers are Turning Excess Space into Profit

by Julia Cook The rapid change in consumer habits towards more convenience-driven and online shopping is slowing footfall, meaning that supermarkets and department store are facing the pressing issue of how to make their surplus space work for them. It was revealed this month that John Lewis is considering radical plans to deal with its excess floor space by installing...