Baku – The Unexpected City

Azerbaijan’s goal of obtaining developed country status by the mid-2020s looks very much achievable, and this is definitely a market opportunity which retailers and brands ignore at their peril…

25 Years in the saddle… and I’ve got the scars to prove it!

There is an old retail saying that “if you don’t like change, then you are in the wrong business” … and it is indeed quite startling to consider how much Retailing has changed in the last two and a half decades, and yet how something things have hardly changed at all.

Edinburgh Marathon 2013 (part two)

A huge thank you to who sponsored me and the rest of the running team – you know who you are! We just beat our target and in the process raised over a thousand pounds for The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation.

Edinburgh Marathon 2013 (part one)

On Sunday, 26th of May, I, Daniel Leftwich, will be running the Edinburgh Marathon in support of the Lauren Currie Foundation…

What use is a company blog if you can’t hijack it for charitable purposes? None, I say!

China Department Store Summit (part three)

If genuine, seamless multi-channel strategies do prevail and succeed in China, what will this mean for landlords and developers? The British experience shows that multi-channel retailing reduces both the size and the number of stores a retailer needs to penetrate the market…

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