M&S chief executive Marc Bolland surprised the retail industry by announcing his retirement this morning (7 January) but insists he’s leaving its marketing division in a stronger place than when he joined six years ago despite GM sales continuing to fall.
John Lewis saw sales rise 5.1% increase over the Christmas trading period as the department store brand was boosted by strong online sales and the strength of its click and collect offers.
With just over a week to go until the big day, Aldi has so far produced the most effective Christmas campaign as M&S sees a late surge in consumer buzz.
At the end of every week, I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From mitigating the impact of Covid on your career to Virgin’s updated loyalty offer, it’s been a busy week. Here’s my take.
The car brand is investing hundreds of millions annually over the next five years as it looks to create a seamless digital experience for customers.
Consumer insights fueled a nudge campaign that helped drive sales of Irish haddock, hake and whiting.
Rather than slashing R&D budgets in response to the pandemic, the vice-president of L’Oréal’s tech incubator believes there is still “so much room” for innovation.