26th February 2016
Is Primark pioneering a new wave of retail efficiency?
Has Primark identified the direction apparel retailers should be looking – or are US commentators right to claim the business is fundamentally flawed? Earlier this month, I stressed the importance of...
22nd May 2013
How insular can a global retailer be?
As businesses get more global, it seems self-evident they need to understand the nuances of global markets better. From their dogmatic fundamentalism in attacking the Bangladesh Accord, many US retailers...
9th January 2009
US sales stop getting worse – for now at least
The Clothesource US Clothing Sales Index got 27% better in December – though most media tried their best to keep it secret. Like for like sales at the 16 largest...
7th November 2008
What’s happened to Hollister?
Is it really that difficult to open a shop? Possibly. Difficult to tell whether it's open? Impossible if you're a hapless British retail journalist."Abercrombie & Fitch fashion brand Hollister finally...