Why Retail Cannot Afford to Ignore Generation X

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source LSN Global Most recently, we have been swamped with Millennial focused retail concepts. Not too long ago, beauty bloggers and press were flocking to Selfridges to the launch of The Estee Edit. With Kendal Jenner as a brand … (read more)

London Fashion Week Pop Ups

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Selfridges Selfridges London Fashion Week started over the weekend. Whilst buyers, bloggers and fashion press have been racing around the capital in search for the latest styles, our weekend fashion agenda was to explore what is happening in … (read more)

Values Driven Valentine Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Selfridges Just a couple of weeks back, I was popping to Selfridges to visit the gifting hall. I was greeted with two displays of cards. One display presented beautiful Valentine’s cards. The neighbouring display however was full of … (read more)

The New York Times Travel Show

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest The New York Times Travel Show took place at the end of January at the Jacob Javits Center. A prominent conversation from the event documents a shift in societal attitudes towards travel. Transformative experiences are becoming increasingly … (read more)

Pantone Sets The Tone For The Year.

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest The Pantone colour of the year 2017 is Greenery. According to Leatrice Eiseman; Executive director of the Pantone Color Institute ‘Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous … (read more)

Trust in Crisis

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Beauty Pie According to Edelman’s Trust Barometer, trust is in crisis globally. The PR firm has been documenting trust since 2012 across key institutions including government, NGOs, media and business. The level of trust in government is 41% … (read more)

Retail’s Future is Female

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest The future is female is a social movement that has dominated consumer conversations, and has exploded across the Internet and social media. Later this year, Wonderwoman will hit the screens. Wonderwoman was conceived with expressed cultural significance. … (read more)

Retail Travel Guide: New Delhi

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Image Source Frieze Inspired by an Frieze editorial piece on Art in India, we have compiled a New Delhi retail guide.  It is a fascinating, chaotic, tantalising melting pot of a city! Jan – Feb is a great time to visit … (read more)

Behind The Project: Kat Von D Beauty

Posted by Kevin

“I want to LIVE inside the Kat Von D Beauty shop inside Sephora France!” We couldn’t ask for higher praise – that comes from Kat Von D herself, the creator and inspiration behind the brand. That was our intent from … (read more)

Retail Is Courting Chatbox Commerce

Posted by Alice Bodkin

According to World Retail Congress, 2017 is the year of Ultra Personalisation. Whilst personalisation is nothing new in retail, technology and social media has enabled experiences to become increasingly more tailored. With The National Retail Federation’s annual Big Show taking … (read more)

New York Restaurant Week

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With winter in full swing, the best place to turn to is food. NYC knows this and has lots of delicious events on offer for the coming months. NYC Restaurant week will run from Monday, January 23, 2017, through Friday, … (read more)

London’s New Design Museum

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Following the relocation and transformation of the Design Museum from its home of 27 years in a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames to the old Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, the Design Museum is now ready to welcome the … (read more)

Retailers Must Find Their Long Tail To Survive

Posted by Michael

Image Source LSN Global The New Year has started well for the UK’s big retailers. M&S, Morrisons, Tesco, Primark, Debenhams, Supergroup, JD Sports, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s all enjoyed good Christmas sales. There were a few black spots. Next announced … (read more)

Future Forecast 2017

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source LSN Global Christmas carols and mince pies are now a distant memory. New years resolutions made and quite possibly already broken, January is here. This is a time in which we reflect upon the trends and movements of … (read more)

Retail Travel Guide: Seattle

Posted by Alice Bodkin

  Image Source Pinterest On the west coast of the United States, a seaport city resides. Seattle is home to the first Starbucks, waterfront views and is hugely accessible to greenery and mountains. The city celebrates a juxtaposition of the … (read more)

Is social media the new retail?

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source LSN Global The term omnichannel is by no means new. However, for a long time the worlds of social media and retail have been viewed almost as two separate entities. Whilst we are experts of retail, our contemplation … (read more)

New York Christmas Window Display’s

Posted by Nick

When it comes to holiday visual merchandise display it doesnt get anymore top notch than the infamous 5th Avenue in New York City. With only a slight interruption trying to bypass security around Trump Tower – Sheridan&Co’s New York based … (read more)

Could shopping be the new lycra?

Posted by Michael

Image Source Pinterest As a new year approaches, it is commonplace to spend time reflecting on the last twelve months that defined 2016. And what an interesting time it has been. Of course, arguably there are circulating opinions that the … (read more)

Retail City Guide: Manchester

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Image Source Pinterest As one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, there are many great things to do in Manchester. With an array of venues and a rolling calendar of art exhibitions, concerts, markets and theatre, … (read more)

Should retail get political?

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Stylus At the beginning of December, the Strategy team attended an event hosted in collaboration with Stylus in London called Unbound. The event explored retail, fashion, popular culture and one key topic was ‘should brands engage in politics’. … (read more)

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