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Retailing


Tesco, and the pressures of a price war

Monday, November 17, 2014

New entry to the discount supermarket segment

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Business start-ups - advice for fish fryers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tesco’s fall from grace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Every little counts against Tesco

Monday, September 22, 2014

Takeovers: Morrison’s Disastrous Investment in Kiddicare

Monday, August 04, 2014

New Leadership - Can the Soap Man Save Tesco?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How did Aldi crack Tesco’s hold on the market?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market

Friday, June 13, 2014

Women make better shoppers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Change of strategy at Morrisons

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Investing in E-Commerce: M&S Spends £150m on a New Website

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cantona given another red card.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Globalisation Takes Another Step as McDonald’s Opens in Vietnam

Sunday, February 09, 2014

OUP, Youtube, ebooks and PDFs

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Localisation - How Design is Helping Starbucks Take A Global Brand into Local Markets

Monday, January 27, 2014

Counter Revolution or Revolution?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ten things Christmas taught us about the UK retail revolution

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Poor Customer Service - Delivered

Friday, January 10, 2014

Teaching Resource - Super Market Mapping

Supply Chain Quality in China - Wal-Mart, Five-Spice Donkeys and Foxes

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Wal-Mart in China - Refocuses Strategy on Affluent Consumers with Sam’s Club

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Strategies for Success - a Retail Turnaround at Bonmarche

Drones, OWLS or Royal Mail? Delivery Innovation for E-Commerce

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Managing Risk - Lessons from the Horsemeat Scandal

What Colours teach us about brands

Monday, November 11, 2013

John Lewis Christmas Ad for 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Retail Model of ASOS (Business Cafe)

Monday, November 04, 2013

A Golden Hour on Radio 4 Archive

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hong Kong - the Great Mall of China

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Is a Flotation Next for Poundland?

Monday, October 07, 2013

Abandoned Shopping Carts: Why did Tesco and Best Buy Fail in China?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Retailing in the UK - Peston Goes Shopping

Monday, September 02, 2013

Growing a Business: Cath Kidston’s International Success

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Is the Tesco Tablet Doomed to Fail?

Monday, August 19, 2013

How recent Waitrose and ALDI location decisions give a good marketing insight

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Business response to the economic environment: zero hours contracts

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Co Op Bank’s USP vanishing trick

Friday, May 10, 2013

Investing in Workforce Skills and Culture - the University of John Lewis

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ethics, supply chains and consumer responsibility

BUSS4 - Want Good Analysis? Think How & Why?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Strategy: Organic Growth Powers Whitbread’s Success

‘Feel free to browse’ … for how much longer?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Strategy: Ikea’s Global Brand & Local Knowledge Drives Expansion into Emerging Markets

Monday, April 22, 2013

Organisational Culture: How Partnership Works at John Lewis Partnership

Monday, April 15, 2013

Can Healthy Fast Food be Turned into a Global Success?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

An Organisational Culture of Trust - Insights from John Lewis Partnership

Strategy in a time of austerity & poverty - three retailers tell their story

Are supermarket economies of scale beginning to fade?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shopping: The new tactics to get you spending

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Chinese Suppliers Who Make Discount Retailing Possible in the UK

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Growth strategy - Tesco’s “Related-diversification” into Family Restaurants

Friday, March 15, 2013

Some great insights into how technology is transforming the high street

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

John Lewis staff celebrate bonus of nine weeks’ pay

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Big Data: Retail is Detail!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Horse Meat Scandal - A Question of Trust

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Different Kind of “Shareholder” - the Corporate Culture of Walmart

Monday, February 11, 2013

Findus hurdles to uncertainty

Friday, February 08, 2013

Virgin Mary crisps withdrawn by Pret.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Planet Money

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Now Blockbuster fails ... is the High Street dying?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Quarter miler with fries please

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The HMV story

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Leadership & Strategy at Amazon - Be Obsessed with Customers and Think Long-term

Friday, January 11, 2013

Jessops goes into Administration Is the Niche Market a Tomb?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Big Firm launches smaller brand – the Harris and Hoole story

Ethical business is a recession-buster!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Business and technology - warehouse automation

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Using the Edexcel A2 SuperGroup Toolkit

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Turnaround in Tesco’s overseas strategy

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The rising profile of ‘Cyber Monday’

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Starbucks UK HRM Strategy - How Not to Win Friends and Influence People

HMV’s strategy of diversification comes to an end

CSR & Sustainability: Some Good News (Sainsbury’s) and Bad News (Zara)

Friday, November 23, 2012

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Aldi

Retail Domination - Behind the Scenes at Amazon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Innovation - the CEO’s Role in Making it Happen at Tesco

Sunday, November 11, 2012

How Dominos Pizza Uses IT to Power Sales Around the Globe

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Big Data - Helping to Offer a Personalised Product Offer

Hotel Chocolat - British Chocolatiers on the March!

The Co-op claws back retail market share

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Workforce Planning at Dixons - Grab Staff from a Rival!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Argos’ Transformational Plan - But Is It Too Late?

Comet becomes the latest high profile retail casualty

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Leadership at Abercrombie & Fitch - Meet the CEO (Chief Eccentric Officer?)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“Place” in the John Lewis marketing mix

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Retailers that have collapsed in 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tesco opening more ‘dark stores’

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ResearchBuster: Retrenchment

Poundland Investigated Channel 4 Dispatches

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Edexcel Business Studies Unit 4a - Supergroup Toolkit

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Revision Quiz - Introduction to Retail Business

The Psychology of Discounting

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SuperGroup / SuperDry Update for Edexcel 4a

Friday, July 06, 2012

The rise of Poundland and reflections on price elasticity of demand

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Failure, Greed and Corruption in Banking - Good News for the Co-op?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

BUSS4 STOP PRESS: US retailer Walgreen buys 45% stake in Alliance Boots

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Starbucks chooses the takeover option to diversify into baking

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Takeovers and mergers: Wholesale Changes ahead for Booker & Makro

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Takeovers and mergers: JD Sports and the Blacks Leisure Headache

Takeovers and Mergers - the failed takeover behind Clinton Cards’ Collapse

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Same product - different prices: Greggs sausage roll costs more in Hammersmith than Hull

Marketing analysis: the UK supermarket battleground

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Flaws in Tesco’s strategy

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What’s going wrong at Superdry?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Leadership - meet the new boss of Starbucks UK

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More on “up-selling” (adding value) the budget airline way

Monday, April 16, 2012

Walmart targets leadership of the online shopping market in China

Friday, April 06, 2012

Retailing booms: in railway stations

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Co-operative model - a retail format that should thrive in a recession?

Garden Centre Takeover - Can Hands Get the Growth?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Starbucks acquisition provides the base for entry into the juice bar market

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Game Over?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Starbucks chooses strategic alliance in bid to enter the Indian market

Practice your skills as a retailer: entrepreneurs experiment with ‘pop up’ shops

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Lesson video : Franchising for beginners

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Froth on the beer versus froth on the coffee?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Which is better? Aldi or Lidl? Compare and contrast these (and others) using ‘Store Wars’

Monday, February 06, 2012

Starbucks growth - three out of four ain’t bad!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Schultz on Leadership, Love and the Competitive Advantage of Culture

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Growth strategy - Starbucks eyes the franchise model

Saturday, January 28, 2012

More perspectives on our changing shopping habits

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Strategy Lessons from the Tesco Downfall

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tesco’s Big Price Drop - on the Stock Market, or, Porter and Ansoff in action

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tesco takes it ‘easy’, controlling costs in its US operations

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Business winners and losers from Christmas 2011

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Revision Presentation - Business Location

Monday, January 02, 2012

Technology and Consumer Media - A Neat Research Resource

Friday, December 30, 2011

Warehouse woes - Superdry’s operations hit the finances

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Strategies to revive the High Street: Mary Portas reports

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Straight-talking answers to business questions - the examiners might hate some of this!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Behind the scenes of a Sainsbury’s warehouse at Christmas

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

CGI modelling gauze and effect

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Marketing and the supermarket ‘price war’

A peak inside Santa’s Grotto…sorry, the Amazon.co.uk Warehouse

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Woman pepper-sprays rival bargain hunters.  So what is ‘Black Friday’?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Empty Shelves at Sainsbury’s - You Decide!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Gerald Ratner

Cut price cup cake deal goes wrong…...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How loyalty cards are used to gather market research data

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Lesson video - a day in the life of a supermarket

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Greggs, Sausage Rolls and the Ansoff Matrix

Shoppers switch stores as income patterns change

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Virtual shopping - Tesco in South Korea

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Selling Bread - Classic Adverts

Stock problems at SuperDry hint at the problems of rapid growth

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Marks & Spencer’s new look

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waitrose Strategy Essay

Coming to a petrol station near you - Little Waitrose

Monday, September 12, 2011

Premium market segments: Waitrose at Canary Wharf

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Strategies for success on the beleaguered high street

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Tesco pulls out of Japan

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Tesco and Retrenchment

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wi-Fi - Adding value to a latte or cappuccino

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Taking Italian to the Chinese - Pizza Express Expansion Strategy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Marketing to the elderly

Tesco adapts to the South Korean market

Monday, August 08, 2011

High growth, fast-track firms that end on the scrapheap

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Leadership - More Insights from Sir Terry Leahy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Where there’s muck there’s brass

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Lessons from the Tesco Growth Story courtesy of Sir Terry Leahy

Monday, July 04, 2011

Hardship on the High Street – what’s the problem?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Retrenchment for Thorntons following strategic review

A Festival for business

Monday, June 27, 2011

CSR - £20m extra annual profit for M&S from Plan A

Saturday, June 18, 2011

CSR & Strategy - Why the Cooperative Group changed to survive

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Leadership styles - the importance of listening

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lean and mean - from Toyota to Tesco

Friday, June 10, 2011

Economic environment: Emerging Markets

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Luxury goods giant Prada looks east to cash in on Asian boom

Secrets of the Superbrands

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Waterstones to be sold as HMV struggles with cash shortfall

Friday, May 20, 2011

Changing demand in the market for live music

Monday, May 16, 2011

Strategy explained - Insights into Amazon

Friday, May 13, 2011

Retrenchment in action - Comet turns off the retail lights

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tesco’s overseas strategy: next steps

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Booming Billboards

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

HMV Strategy - Death of a Billion Downloads

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tesco -  The right strategy in the US?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Discounters move into UK shopping malls

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kate & Wills - A Short-term boost to demand

Saturday, April 09, 2011

AQA unit 4 - some really good evidence here

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Profit and Pizza - A Great Lesson Resource on Margins and Mark-ups

Monday, March 28, 2011

CSR - Insights from the Leader of the Revolution

Monday, March 14, 2011

Howard Schultz - A Changed Starbucks. A Changed C.E.O

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Partners in profit - the JLP way

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CSR and Equality - Walmart accused of gender discrimination

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Barbie’s expansion problem

Which is bigger – McDonalds or Subway?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

CSR - What is going on at 250-266 Ecclesall Road?

Saturday, March 05, 2011

CSR becomes the Strategy for Co-operative

Extreme icecream

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

What are the secrets of IKEA’s success?

CSR at the Movies - Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nestle - using branding & productivity to overcome commodity price increases

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CSR - Avoiding the child labour hotspots

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gold traders are shopped by the OFT

Monday, February 14, 2011

The end of the line for JJB?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sources of finance - the attraction of franchises

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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