12 Apr 2006
| by Bryan Roberts, Global retail research manager, Planet Retail
The Asda Essentials store in Northampton is all about the Asda brand - or as the retailer puts it, 'We're so proud of the Asda brand, we've built a store around it.' With manufacturers' brands making up only 5% of the offer, it is Asda's own-label ranges that steal the show. Backed by a strong price...
14 Jul 2004
| by Tim Jeffrey, Retail director, F1RST
Depending on your age, your angle of approach to Hamleys' Harry Potter Lego promotion will deliver differing degrees of promise. From a child's point of view the window display featuring the 'Knight bus' is fantastic and delivers all it sets out to do, demonstrating once again Lego's flexibility and...
08 Mar 2006
| by Matthew Brown, Retail explorer, Echo Chamber
's Road. It is a gorgeous piece of retail
design, and a triumphant first entry into retail for owner Tula ...
16 Nov 2005
| by Tim Jeffrey, Retail director F1rst Partnership
accustomed to from this retail giant.
22 Feb 2006
| by Tim Jeffrey, Retail director, F1RST Partnership
, but the effect is lost to the generalist
Italian fashion retail environment. The staff I encountered ...
30 Nov 2005
| by Caroline Wilde, Managing director, Retail Marketing Partnership
traditional retail rules. There is no product
in the window and no pricing; concept takes precedence. In fact ...
17 May 2006
| by Tim Jeffrey, Retail director, 'i-am' associates
Few clothing brands have the recognition and longevity Polo has nurtured since Ralph Lauren created it in 1967.
28 Apr 2004
| by Lucy Lynch, Group marketing director, Coutts Retail Communications
Whoever thought this one up is a genius. The concept of hosting live sporting action inside an urban store is mind-boggling, yet Nike has done it - and done it well. NikeTown in London has set up a mini football game on its ground floor and is running daily competitions throughout April.
15 Feb 2006
| by Adrian Thomas, Head of retail, Billington Cartmell
The Apple store on Regent Street represents a pinnacle of retail marketing - a true brand...deliver a truly memorable
retail experience. Design: In-house. ...
05 Oct 2005
| by Rob Gleave, Managing director, retail installation &
I have supported Manchester United for as long as I can remember, so a visit to its Megastore last week on the night we played Benfica - finalists in 1968 when we won the European Championship for the first time - was especially poignant.