“Saving Planet Retail” From ‘Economies of Scale’ to ‘Scale of Economies!’

From ‘Economies of Scale’ to ‘Scale of Economies!’ The principle behind making money from ‘economies of scale’ is to produce high volumes of products, which reduces the individual unit cost. The more you make and the more you sell the greater the margin and the greater the profit. ‘Economies of scale’ profit is made in the buying process. The principle behind making money from ‘scale of economies’ is to generate-

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Pitch Perfect: Sports Direct Playing the Field

Pitch Perfect: Sports Direct Playing the Field If you want to see some clues as to what the new Mike Ashley House of Fraser might look like, then a good starting point are the new Sports Direct/USC/Flannels superstores. One of the latest is at Lakeside where a 10,000sqm sports and lifestyle experience has taken shape. The Mike Ashley’ jigsaw put together piece by piece. Recent years has seen a subtle-

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“Commercial Retail” Overstocking & Under-Valuing the World?

The Daily Post:- 11th September “‘Commercial Retail”: Overstocking & Under-Valuing the World?”     I remember a comment from a best practice range review from some years ago. Having spent a couple of days reviewing the client’s own assortment and comparing with detailed visuals of best practice and competitor ranges, the chairman sighed and leaning back in his chair exclaimed “Who buys all this stuff?” At the time it was an-

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Spanish Statement: The Primark Pinnacle of Pre-eminence

As part of VM-unleashed’s 10th anniversary year we take a look back at some retail milestones from the last decade and explain why each store’s message is as relevant for us today as it was then. The last decade has seen the rise of Primark as a tour de force in the world of value fashion as it strides from the UK and Ireland across Spain, Germany, Italy and now-

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Spanish Statement: Primark’s Pinnacle of Pre-eminence

Take a trip down Gran Via in Madrid, and you cannot fail to notice the extraordinary new flagship store from Primark.   Follow the Latin crowds of brown paper bag purchasers through the dramatic entrance and catch your breath as you enter the central atrium with its staggering vistas up through the multiple balconies and into the dome of the heavens, the pinnacle of Primark’s pre-eminence. The latest collaboration between-

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Primark Weighs in State Side: Entry of a Fashion Heavyweight

In a statement of international intent Primark fired its first style salvo into the soft belly of the US value fashion market with the opening of its 8,000 sqm Boston flagship.   Truly a shopping space full of superlatives, the four floors are home to 530 mannequins, 84 fitting rooms, 73 cash registers and a myriad of digital screens and traditional design features set to define the Primark brand as-

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Take a Tour under the Duvet: Primark Pinterest Lounge wear

In the strange world between day and night, asleep and awake, and battle is underway, from underwear to outerwear, for the hearts and minds, for the pennies and the pounds, that make up the slumbering giant that is loungewear.

 

The beast goes by different names from the familiar lounge wear, through home wear, day wear to the lofty Liberty heights of resort wear. Whatever the name, the game is on, with the potential beneficiaries and protagonists swelling from the ranks of lingerie specialists, fashion chains, home accessories retailers, health and beauty brands and some of the biggest names around, with Primark taking its place at the headboard of the home-wear bed.

Follow VM-unleashed! Ltd’s board Primark Pillow Talk: Delighting the Divas of the Duvet on Pinterest.

 

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Primark Pillow Talk: Delighting the Divas of the Duvet

In the strange world between day and night, asleep and awake, a battle is underway, from underwear to outerwear, for the hearts and minds, for the pennies and the pounds, that make up the slumbering giant that is loungewear.   The beast goes by different names from the familiar lounge wear, through home wear, day wear to the lofty Liberty heights of resort wear. Whatever the name, the game is-

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Ale House Rocks: Hip-hopping impulse shopping

Famous for its half-in half-out life-size plastic cows, catching by surprise the passer-by, herding them helplessly into the green pastures of impulse grazing, the power of Ale-Hop lays in its meticulously constructed category assortment.   No hollow gesture, Ale-Hop literally bursts with colour and creativity. Never have so many of so few made such a visual impact as in the explosion of excitement that literally fills every wall with Wow!-

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