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Blogs, articles and commentary focusing on trends and activities within the UK retail sector.


Did Porter Predict the Rise of Aldi and Lidl?

Did Porter Predict the Rise of Aldi and Lidl?(Originally published in January, 2016)One of the 5 defining factors of the competition model is the threat of new market entrants; the UK supermarket sector was widely used as a live example of high barriers. Well that has...
Returns within Fashion Logistics

Returns within Fashion Logistics

Returns within fashion logistics and the challenge that retailers are facing to evolve their supply chains me meet customer expectations. “it is not the strongest of retailers that survive but the one that is most adaptable to change” (Adapted from C.Darwin quote)...
Retail Executive Search Specialist

Retail Executive Search Specialist

Where does a Retail Executive Search Specialist Add Value? Engaging a headhunter to undertake a search assignment is not a task to be taken lightly; you are bringing in external expertise and entering a two way relationship with both parties accountable for the...
A Perfect (Retail) Storm

A Perfect (Retail) Storm

This year will be the toughest year yet for retailers according to a variety of insiders and experts, off the back of apparently strong Christmas trading this may surprise some people. An executive role I’m currently working on has given me unique access to leading...
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