Category Archives: Seasonal Retail

Six things #retailers can expect in the run-up to #Christmas

Every year I’m asked for my predictions for the retail industry in the run-up to Christmas, and this year – with the unseasonably warm weather and yesterday having been the hottest Halloween on record – it’s started early. So, here … Continue reading

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Just as retail footfall increases store staff want a holiday!

Does this sound familiar to you? School holidays are classically a time when retailers experience increased footfall. Of course, this is also exactly the time when key staff want to book time off to spend with their kids! Managing the holiday … Continue reading

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Event based marketing using Google Places from @e_mphasis

The spring is classically a time when you can create a lot of “newness” in your retail business. There are lots of events to plan for – Valentine’s, Mother’s day, Easter and the May bank holidays. In 2012 we’ve also … Continue reading

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Don’t let a Christmas hangover get you down – January is a great time for planning!

January is the traditional “doldrums” in the retail sector. Consumers have the financial hangover of Christmas to deal with. The whole of the high street have collapsed into a sale-frenzy, desperately trying to secure some custom whilst clearing out the … Continue reading

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A Retail Christmas 2011: Planning ahead for an #indiexmas !

It may seem a little early to start talking about what to expect from Christmas 2011 in retail; but the major retailers were probably planning Christmas since February! As it’s practically November already, it’s time to get your santa-hat on … Continue reading

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Ratios: The secret to profitable fashion retailing…

This week I’ve been having conversations with one of my fashion retail clients. We were looking at range planning and how that can be used to drive initial order quantities. The question came up about the level of detail a … Continue reading

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Manic Monday – is it all hype, or, will the UK spend c. £537million online today (29/11/10)

This morning at 7:30am I had the very great pleasure (hmm) of standing on St Peter’s Street, St Albans, in -2 degrees C with the BBC 3 Counties radio outside broadcast crew – why? To discuss “Manic Monday” (as it … Continue reading

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