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Movers and Groovers : The “bash the bonus bullies” banker now at Whitbread as CEO

by Will Corry on May 22, 2015

Whitbread, the owner of the Costa Coffee and Premier Inn brands, has named Alison Brittain, currently head of Lloyds Banking Group's retail division as its new chief executive.


Car boot parcel points: the industry’s thoughts by Sean Fleming, eDelivery

by Will Corry on May 21, 2015

Check the industry’s thoughts


Rimmel London and Ocean delivering on the world beating wow factor of out of home advertising

by Will Corry on May 20, 2015

Rimmel London rolls out the first ever out of home campaign for a cosmetics brand to feature on Ocean’s iconic IMAX, featuring its famous London poster girl Kate Moss.

Planned by OMD UK and Talon, with creative in house by Coty, the campaign features Rimmel London’s Wake ME Up Mascara.  The IMAX has been booked alongside premium digital sites to provide huge standout and impact on the streets.


eSeller – Focus on email marketing: avoiding spam filters – Aaron O’Dowling-Keane

by Will Corry on May 20, 2015

Aaron O'Dowling-Keane writes ... One of the common problems for email marketing is the amount of emails which never even reach the recipients but instead hit spam filters. Here’s how to guarantee an optimal hit rate.


Talk to Mums : What are your recommendations for the “must have latest” baby items?

by Will Corry on May 19, 2015

Pippa Middleton is reported to have snapped up biodegradable cloth nappies for the royal baby.

We look at the latest must-have gadgets from pushchair mitts to polka dot tap protectors.

What are your recommendations for the “must have latest” baby items?

Talk to Mums Blog


“Increasing sales and customer engagement” – Giant Tables from Giant iTab

by Will Corry on May 18, 2015

New from Giant iTab ...

Our Giant Tables are extremely versatile.They offer a wide range of uses for brand and product presentation, increasing sales and customer engagement.

This electric motorised table allows for full height adjustment with flat and tilt options


eDelivery : The trade title for professionals who support multichannel retail

by Will Corry on May 18, 2015

Mark Pigou writes ..

We are the trade title for professionals who support multichannel retail. Experts in supply chain, operations, logistics, warehousing, customer support and related services, how can we together ‘fulfil the multichannel promise’.


Research : Family and experiences are key to winning the hearts and wallets of the affluent global middle class

by Will Corry on May 17, 2015

Economic growth and rapid urbanisation are swiftly expanding the number of people in the affluent global middle classes. New research from Collinson Group reveals distinct motivations and attitudes amongst this group which go beyond traditional demographic and geographical boundaries.

Today’s affluent consumers place a higher priority on family, altruism and enriching experiences (69%) ahead of luxury products and short-term satisfaction. [more…]

Three marketing trends driving Victoria’s Secret’s success .. Louise Flett, Inkling London

by Will Corry on May 16, 2015

Lingerie as a category is booming and Victoria's Secret is leading the way by tapping into the trends shaping the shopping habits of today's female consumers, says Louise Flett, co-founder of strategy and research unit Inkling London. [more…]

Research : International retailers have chosen shopping centres as locations for their first UK stores

by Will Corry on May 15, 2015

The latest BCSC/ LDC vacancy monitor has found the number of shops in UK shopping centres trading as ‘multiples’ has increased in the last year, with the data showing a rise of 1.3 per cent in the number of ‘multiples’ and a corresponding 1.3 per cent drop in the number of independent shops.