Dancing in Luanda

The mall wasn’t busy – it couldn’t have been more than 10am on a normal Friday morning – but the twitchy throb of Kuduro music was already working hard and doing its job sending the handful shoppers there into spontaneous dance…

On y va, MAPIC

Like some strange mating ritual or pilgrimage, many thousands of be-suited real estate executives hear the call and fly south in the Winter…

NRF16 – NYC Store Tour

What does it take to create memorable store experiences today? Being sidewalk-blocking out-of-towners, we took it upon ourselves to don the metaphorical pith helmet, head off into SoHo and Midtown, and get stuck into a little retail safari of our own…

NRF16 – Retail’s BIG Show

Join us on a short tour of the standout technologies and their applications showcased at NRF16 that we believe are likely to shape retail in the coming months and years…

Iran: Nostalgic for the Future

In Iran, where the simple act of going to a shopping mall is an act of political defiance, there is the best – and admittedly only – Inditex department store in the world…

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…

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…

China Department Store Summit (part two)

Though Joseph’s not quite yet back in the UK, and I haven’t been able to scoop out his impressions of the conference (that’ll come in installment three), a promise is a promise. You can now use the following link to download a copy of his presentation: ‘ The UK Retail Revolution & Breakthrough in the Minimal Growth Age‘…. Read More

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