Stress. A word synonymous with Christmas, especially Christmas shopping. Whether it’s the big grocery shop or trying to find presents that match the kids’ letters to santa, stress is always high, says Wendy Lanchin, planning and strategy director at The Marketing Store.
Everyone wants to influence shoppers in-store these days, but this is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve, writes Philly Desai, director, Turnstone Research and Consultancy.
Marks & Spencer’s decision to sell household brands is a natural retail development, says Dr Stuart Roper, retail marketing expert, Manchester Business School.
The beef about beef finally made the front page of The Times today.Lord Stern of Brentford, author of the ‘2006 Stern Review on Tackling Climate Change’ is encouraging us all to think vegetarian.
Retailers need to adopt a new approach to outsourcing, argues Bhuwan Agrawal, head of retail, UK and Ireland, Tata Consultancy Services.
The current flurry of activity around discount and price promotions may be wasting a considerable proportion of its potential, argues Andy Wood, managing director of GI Insight.
Herb Sorensen, global scientific director at TNS Retail and Shopper takes a fresh look at the impact of exhibiting product on aisle end-caps compared with merchandising elsewhere in store.
The results of our annual Retail Violence Survey contain some encouraging news for independent retailers.
The time has come for the in-store community to stop parroting simplistic and arbitrary figures devised to justify the point-of-sale industry and take a look at the facts about shopper decision making, argues Siemon Scamell-Katz, founder of TNS Magasin.
It has been a rocky 18 months, characterised by a decimated high street and a crumbling pound. But as 2009 marches on, brands and retailers can learn much from the British public’s response to last year’s alarming trends, says Richard Bussy, Consultant, TNS.