Eva Pascoe | Digital Retailer

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Shop like a Bostonian – [retail bytes]

“Boston is a state of mind” as noted by an old Bostonian Thomas Gold Appleton.  The rebellious streak,  Irish flair and superior problem solving attitude is as distinct to Boston as freezing winters. Challenges are aplenty, as retail stores get pummeled everywhere, Boston is not immune to vacancy plague . 10% store vacancies is a

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Rebels, where do you shop? – [retail bytes]

Blocking London Bridge to stop car traffic in peak hour is an unlikely activity for a typical North London Mum. But those Mums  taking part in Extinction Rebellion protest, together with teen sons and daughters,  took to...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Clouds in my coffee or making shops great again – [retail bytes]

Sipping in Samsung Carly Simon’s song ‘You are so vain’ was on my mind during our bimonthly retail insights trip to NY. Coffee really is our team’s water and so it is the case for many rushed...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Mens sana in corpore sano or shopping in Swiss Alps – [retail bytes]

Health is wealth Saint Valentin brings a good opportunity to visit in the most romantic Thermal Spa in Europe.  Mint aroma new Spa pool refreshes the mind and sub-aquatic rock concert pool experience lets you float on ...

Monday, February 4th, 2019

In New York It is all in the name – [retail bytes]

NY can be icy cold in the winter so with arctic wind swishing behind our ears, NRF2019 retail tech conference was deeply underwhelming (more about it next week) so what better afternoon than checking on the top...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The king is dead, long live the (retail) king – [retail bytes]

One pound will not buy you much today, only a middle size shopping center in Scotland. Fall in retail tenants by 50% and lack of funds to maintain the large building in Kirkaldy led the owners to...

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Bytes from Sunny Asia – [retail bytes]

Our winter sourcing trip to Asia brought us to leading edge robotics warehouses and fully automated clothing factories but we had time to scout the retail tech in local stores and also to chomp on first-hand food...

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

New High Street Christmas – [retail bytes]

New York New Crowdsourcing Amazon Go shops are expanding in US, after a cracking start in New York. Although it has the charm of Argos on a rainy day and only a fraction of Argos’ range, the...

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

The New York issue: September shopping safari

There’s no better place to shop than New York in the first week of September. The weather has treated us to a heatwave and hiding in air-conditioned shops was our

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

What can we learn from Singapore?

Today’s issue focuses on Asia, with a look at the latest tech in Singapore. A couple of our favourite stores of the month have also earned a mention

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