Archive | August, 2011

After Poundland, it’s Poundbakery

Poundland has been a phenomenally successful business, especially in recent years when it has added stores like topsy while most other retailers have been shedding outlets. Yes, Everything’s £1. Whether you believe this is down to the skill of able chief executive Jim McCarthy or the tough economy that has driven consumers to seek out […]

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Alteration to the correction to the ‘Is it the enda Venda?’ story

Following the recent publication of the story ‘Is it the enda Venda?’ on Retailinsider.com I would like it to be made clear to readers that it was misleading for this website to portray the business as one in financial difficulties. Instead, I would like it to be made clear having considered the accounts of Venda […]

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Food and drink could save retail

Westfield Stratford shopping centre officially opens on September 13 in what is just as tough an environment as when its sister site Westfield London opened its doors in 2008. We’re almost there with another shopping mecca. But what Westfield has sussed-out better than most landlords is the benefit of leisure tenants. That’s why it has one of the […]

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Guest Slot–Recruitment Insider – Nigel Sapsed

Ten years ago the food offer in garden centres consisted of nothing more than a bland cafe plonked in the middle of a load of plants. But today a visit to places like the Squires Garden Centre in Farnham reveals an immense open plan eating area that resembles the food courts found in the big […]

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Surveys tell us cash is king and cash is dead

Cash is still the preferred method of payment for the vast majority of people in the UK, crowed a survey from Wincor Nixdorf. But at the same time a conflicting survey from Barclays and Barclaycard found that more than half of consumers believe cash will become extinct. Cash: as popular as ever. What are we to […]

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