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Reflections on 2017

by David Buckingham, CEO | December 21, 2017

I’m sure we can all agree that it has been a whirlwind year for the retail industry. We’ve seen industry veterans battle for the lead spot in innovation and consumer loyalty...


Black Friday

In-store or online? Will Black Friday sales predict the future of retail?

by David Buckingham, CEO | December 7, 2017

With Black Friday come and gone, how exactly did retailers in the UK fare this year? And what, if anything, does this suggest for the retail sector going forward? According to..


Direct to consumer

New doesn’t always mean better

by David Buckingham, CEO | November 28, 2017

The death of physical shops and, indeed the high street, has long been predicted based on the proliferation of online shopping. We’re bombarded with stats around just how much..


Black Friday

Is Black Friday in the UK really a big deal?

by David Buckingham, CEO | November 20, 2017

Not too long ago, the last weekend in November was a date that US retailers (and indeed consumers) planned for the entire year. Black Friday, the biggest shopping day in the..



The State of Loyalty: A Retail Week Tech. Recap

by David Buckingham, CEO | September 25, 2017

It was fantastic to have attended and spoken at the 2017 Tech. conference powered by Retail Week, the biggest festival of innovation in retail technology. With more than 300..



Retail isn’t in bad health, it just needs to think differently

by David Buckingham, CEO | September 20, 2017

The worst run of health for five years. That was how the KPMG-Ipsos Retail Think Tank described the health of the UK retail industry recently after warning that it faced a..



Getting Personal with Grocery Store Shoppers

by David Buckingham, CEO | August 3, 2017

The grocery store. What started out at the beginning of the twentieth century as a small shop selling only dry goods, has transformed itself into a formidable industry..


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