Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe said its move to acquire Argos-owner Home Retail Group would give it a “non-food business on the scale of Amazon and John Lewis” as the retailer sees its Christmas sales fall.
Debenhams’ campaign for the autumn/winter 2015 season will seek to ‘make the new season less intimidating’ through a focus on outfit-building tools, personal shopper recommendations and an e-commerce push.
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.
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 the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.