19th October 2018
Britain’s physical stores keep growing. But is clothing now the exception?
September’s release from Britain’s Office of National Statistics show that sales in physical stores are still growing. They were 3.1% up year on year in September, and 3% for the...
18th October 2018
UK Q3 2018 physical store growth “fastest since 2014”
UK retail sales through physical stores in the 12 months to September 2018 grew at their fastest rate (7.2%) since 2014, the country's Office for National Statistics announced on October...
4th October 2018
US retailer shares drop after Amazon minimum wage rise
But no retailer explains why Amazon's increasing warehouse wages to local going rate is bad for real retailers
15th July 2013
Does social media make a mark only when it doesn’t matter?
Between May and June 2013, Gap was targetted by one of the biggest social media campaigns ever, on one of the most important issues around. Gap ignored one and a...
18th January 2013
Will 2013 offer “the first favourable sourcing environment in years?”
That's what Credit Suisse forecast for the year. We're not so sure. And explained why in the monthly FlanaRant published in early January
21st April 2009
Tesco and Primark show three-way split in worldwide apparel retail
Tesco announced a 1% fall in its latest year's clothing sales, while Primark announced a 5% growth in its sales for the latest half year. The numbers confirm what's beginning...
16th March 2009
How to go bust in apparel retailing – 7: Fast Fashion and insights for it
Some people just don't get it. The last pair of hints from the consultants ought to be linked. But just aren't 8. Fast fashion and customisation will prompt retailers and...