Travel retail: All aboard

The future of travel retail should be calm, relaxing and stress-free environments, finds Retail Focus.

For passengers travelling from airports and train stations, particularly at unsociable hours, the last thing they want is a stressful retail experience. Especially at airports, where some passengers are nervous flyers, stressed and tired.


Department stores: Survival of the fittest

With House of Fraser closing more than half its stores, Debenhams posting profit warnings, and Lord & Taylor and Barneys closing their New York flagships, where does the future of department stores lie?

Since the collapse of BHS in 2015, it's not been an easy ride for the department store sector. Research by property platform Lendy says the number of large department stores in England has fallen by 25 per cent in less than a decade to just 180 from 240 in 2009.


Opinion: Keeping the glass half full

Keeping the glass half full at point of purchase for drinks brands

Stuart Geekie, managing director at HMY Group (UK), discusses what drinks brands should consider when creating POP displays.
When we look at shopper behaviours, it’s clear that they’re forever evolving, which means marketing strategies need to adapt, too.


In & Around: London Bridge

London Bridge is welcoming a host of fashion and luxury brands as part of its redevelopment.

The 50 million people that use London Bridge station each year will benefit from a wave of new retail arrivals – with a string of quality fashion and luxury brands opening at the station.


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