Four emerging trends that have got the retail industry talking

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What does the future of retail look like? That’s always one of the big talking points when thousands of retail professionals get together. At the retail industry’s annual trade show MAPIC, held in Cannes, France, multiple conversations centred round the impact of rapidly evolving technology, the challenges of brand building in the digital age and […]

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Food Halls – the New ‘Norm’?

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The first email opened at 6.02 this morning had the following headline: Time Out in ‘advanced talks to open food markets in London and Porto’: Time Out Market, which is owned by Time Out Group and brings together a city’s best restaurants, food shops, and culture under one roof, is in advanced talk to open […]

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Pret a Manger – Veggie Pop Up

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UPDATE: 8th September 2016 A few months back I visited the then newly opened Vegetarian Pret Pop-Up store by Pret a Manger. At the time it was not designed as a permanent offer, but in our blog (see below) we said that we “could see this offer potentially working, particularly in areas or developments where Pret have […]

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Via Carluccio’s, Tottenham Court Road

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As February draws to a close and the weather remains quite frosty in London, there’s nothing more warming on a cold day than hot pasta, or a proper Italian toasted ciabatta. However, amongst the London foodservice market it is quite hard to come across traditional Italian food to-go. Yes you can go to a sandwich […]

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Why international retailers are flocking to The Nordics

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Affluent Nordic cities are attracting international retailers as they broaden EU expansion plans, Jonathan Bayfield explains why. Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Boggi and Superdry: these are just a few of the international brands that have expanded across the Nordics in recent years with JLL’s guidance.  As economic conditions improve across the Eurozone, retailers are entering these […]

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