With today’s news that Arcadia tycoon Sir Philip Green has finally sold BHS to Retail Acquisitions, we look at how the consortium, set up by financier Keith Smith, can turn around the ailing BHS brand, which has struggled for profitability over recent years.
BHS boss Darren Topp says he wants to make BHS an “iconic British brand” again after it was saved from bankruptcy by creditors who voted in favour of a survival plan but it will need to invest in marketing and explain to shoppers why they should be visiting its stores if it wants to turn its slump around.
As M&S fashion sales fall once again over its fourth quarter, new chief executive Steve Rowe insists the brand’s Sparks loyalty card scheme will be crucial to helping it build better marketing and relationships with its customers as he aims to turn around the business.
Procter & Gamble promises to maintain its investment in “brands that are winning” following the departure of CEO David Taylor, who credits innovation and superior brand communications for driving a 7% boost to net sales.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From helping employees avoid burnout to Diageo hailing marketing a “big driver” of the company’s performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
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