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Claiming the Wild Westfield: New Territories for TKMaxx

The TKMaxx expansion railroad shows no sign of slowing, let alone hitting the buffers, as its combination of fashion brands, low prices and dynamic assortment changes finds wider appeal and acceptance within the style sensitive streets of London, and...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 14, 2014

Underground Connection: A New World in Old Street

In an area of London not short of innovation, and with retail delights and surprises bursting out of every industrial alley way and distressed doorway, the newest players are moving underground, taking residence amongst the newsagents and cobblers of...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 30, 2014

Should VM be “as good as possible?” or “as good as it needs to be?”

As a firm believer in the mantra “Things should alway be as good as possible” I have always been a little unnerved by those who work by the alternative principles of “things only have to be as good as they have to be”   The problem with...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 26, 2014

Deichmann Shoe Machine: Running like Brickwork

Saving soles in a sea of shoeboxes, value footwear retailer Deichmann has arrived at a smart solution making self-service shoe buying both visually calming and commercially successful.   Boxing clever and boxing bold Deichmann works with its su...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 2, 2014

Retail: A Game of Two Halves:

Retail: A Game of Two Halves:   Love it or hate it, you can’t escape it at the moment. Even a trip out for some retail therapy will have you ducking under flags and bunting, taking evasive action to avoid colliding with giant TV wielding consu...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 26, 2014

We are all Retailing in a Hostile Environment?

When it comes to turning your stores into selling machines, one solution rarely fits all.   If you sell through wholesale or are in partner with franchisees you’ll know only too well about the challenges of working in a “hostile environment...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 17, 2014

Should VM be “as good as possible?” or “as good as it needs to be?”

As a firm believer in the mantra “Things should alway be as good as possible” I have always been a little unnerved by those who work by the alternative principles of “things only have to be as good as they have to be”   The problem with...
by VM-Chronicles on May 26, 2014

‘In retail two camps sit across a valley of ignorance from “VM is an essential” to “VM is a luxury.”’

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by VM-Chronicles on May 16, 2014

West Elm – Labs of Love: Where Style Begins at Home

Fashion comes & goes, but style last forever. An intrinsic part of the West Elm proposition is the Design Lab in every store from Manhattan to Marylebone. And with an assortment built on timeless beauty combined with current looks and the latest...
by VM-Chronicles on May 9, 2014

Store Analytics “Which came first, the chicken or the egg? How long did the chicken stay for, where did she go, and how many eggs were in her basket? Store Analytics – eggs-plored and eggs-plained!

  How do you use store analytics? This leads us to the chicken and the egg, nestled conveniently in a store near you. There’s a general feeling that store analytics, using video technology to monitor the movement of customers, their dwell time...
by VM-Chronicles on May 8, 2014

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg? How long did the chicken stay for, where did she go, and how many eggs were in her basket? Store Analytics – eggs-plored and eggs-plained!

  How do you use store analytics? This leads us to the chicken and the egg, nestled conveniently in a store near you. There’s a general feeling that store analytics, using video technology to monitor the movement of customers, their dwell time...
by VM-Chronicles on May 8, 2014

Exeter Stage Left: High Drama at John Lewis

Five floors of experimental retail in a multi-channel world lands in the quiet city of Exeter. The store is a hybrid concept, laying as it does between the traditional department store and the specialists home stores of the brand. The format lives fo...
by VM-Chronicles on May 3, 2014


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