Uzbekistan: A Mission to High Asia

In an age where East and West are learning to forget what has historically divided them, Uzbekistan, with its great tradition of trade and commerce, and from its perfect strategic location at the crossroads of the great Eurasian trade routes, is looking outwards once again, proud of its history but eager to move on, ready to succeed and very much open for business.

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…

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