Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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 city dwellers. New Yorkers, Londoners or Berliners tend to march thru their cities with a coffee cup in
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Friday, May 25th, 2018
Los Angeles in May is just irresistible so we popped out for a cheeky midweek break to check out the new shops on Melrose and West Hollywood. Considering the retailmaggedon
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
A 5% retail sales decline in offline stores last month has perpetuated the trend of a shrinking UK high street. Retail brands have to put their thinking caps on to