The future of shopping

The future of shopping

The future of shopping by James Llewellyn Brands & Media The rate of store closures in Britain doubled in 2020, with the department store Debenhams one of the latest casualties. With hand-sanitising, mask-wearing and signs asking you not to touch things, the...
Retail in lockdown

Retail in lockdown

Retail in lockdown by Tim Denison Business & Finance Like many other sectors, retailing has never endured a more challenging year. Almost from the off the going got tough. Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge combined to make February the wettest on record, coinciding...
Crisis – the catalyst for rapid innovation

Crisis – the catalyst for rapid innovation

Crisis – the catalyst for rapid innovation by Pippa Bailey and Murat Demiral Business & Finance “Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato History has demonstrated that some of the most ground-breaking and enduring innovations have been driven by a crisis, be...
Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing by Colin Strong State of the Nation How we learnt that (most) people are socially minded When later generations look back at the behaviour of the world’s population this year, they may well be struck by just how willing we have been to comply...
Pushing the envelope

Pushing the envelope

Pushing the envelope by Alex Baverstock Brands & Media The desire for sustainable packaging survives 2020 It’s fair to say that most marketers didn’t expect to be thinking about washable packaging in 2020, but just over one in five (22%) people in Britain now say...