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Seasonality gone out of the window? Tesco easter products on display Jan 2nd...

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Was going to check out what Tesco did with their Christmas shelves in the new year. We were slightly taken aback by the Easter paraphernalia on display already on January 2nd, 2018. Source: Author's image in Tesco Central Finchley

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China Watch: Self-Serve Convenience Stores

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Self-service stores is a big thing in China. At what point will Chinese companies lead and businesses like Amazon follow?

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Breakfast meeting @ Retail Week Prospect, 4 Dec 2017

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As many other traditional publishers, Retail Week have suffered from a slump in paper copy sales and have moved online. However, with the variety of sources available online the company has had to look at other ways to monetise its network, connections and expertise. Retail Week Prospect is one such initiative. Retail Week Prospect is an extensive database of 180 of the largest UK retailers including deep analysis of strategic direction, IT investment focus in the near future, key contacts and much more. If you are business developing/prospecting for your IT supply outfit and building your UK retailer network you...

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Who will buy Jimmy Choo?

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Since JAB went public with their intention to sell off Jimmy Choo there has been continued speculation on who might acquire the company. JAB, an investment/holding company, grew out of the Reckitt Benckiser FMCG empire and have assembled a division of fashion brands including Jimmy Choo, Belstaff, and Bally. The company also hold a significant stake in Coty, the beauty company, and a number of coffee related businesses. In 2016 JAB attempted to list Belstaff, but ultimately had to terminate the process due to lack of demand. Its April 2017 announcmenent that it is seeking to offload Jimmy Choo fits...

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