Opinion

In-store events and why you should do them

Alison Evans, showrooms manager at Obsidian Interiors in Cheltenham, understands how exciting and engaging in-store events help cement a long-term relationship with customers [23-2-2022]

Physical retail post-pandemic

Diane Wehrle, the marketing and insights director at retail analyst Springboard, considers the wider implications of the global pandemic for bricks-and-mortar retail. [14-2-2022]

Considering our environmental impact is our moral duty

Helen Lord, the founder of Used Kitchen Exchange, explains why committing to a sustainable approach and helping consumers make more eco choices should be a prerequisite of all businesses who are looking to thrive [7-2-2022]

In conversation with… Prue Leith

Prue Leith is a presenter on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off. As a chef herself, she also knows a fair bit about the elements that come together to make an efficient design. [31-1-2022]

Now is the time to adapt

Despite challenges like supply chain disruptions, price rises and competition for other big ticket items, the MD of InHouse Wayne Dance explains why retailers will still prosper, if they continue to adapt... [3-1-2022]

So, who’s ready for another year?

As 2021 – and his stint as a regular monthly contributor – draws to a close Paul Crow, MD of Ripples, ponders the trials and tribulations that have shaped the industry over the past two years and offers some words of wisdom on navigating the year ahead. [27-12-2021]

Talking shop with Tom Dixon

To coincide with the launch of Liquid, his first ever bathroom range in partnership with VitrA, drawing on his own experience as a studio owner, designer Tom Dixon offers his thoughts on retailing in a post-Covid world. [20-12-2021]