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Norrelle Goldring


Independent bookstores make a comeback

Bookstores are resurging by offering experiences e-commerce cannot provide.

What retailers can learn from hipster barbershops

The humble barbershop is making a big comeback.

Global players push India to reinvent the corner store

Big retail players are partnering with, rather than killing, India’s corner stores.

The pubs with no beer

Low- or no-alcohol drinks are booming, especially among health-conscious millennials.

To market, to market to buy fresh food

More retailers are offering locally grown food around the world.

Fast food experiments with a touch of class

Quick service restaurants are discovering there is profit in updating an old look.

How stationery is thriving in the digital age

The retailers around the world taking advantage of this trend.

Enter through the gift shop

The flash new MoMa store in Tokyo is the latest example of museum shops upping their game.

Why experiential retail is king

Phyical retail is no longer simply transactional; it’s about experience.

The tech-centric approach to men’s retail

Why so many retailers go high-tech to appeal to men.

A dog’s life: Only the best for fur babies

A look at pet retailers around the world.

The new big beauty spenders?

Men are dropping more on skincare and beauty. And Asia is leading the way.

Cheers! The rise of on-demand alcohol delivery

How people buy booze around the world.

The power of the cellar door

How wineries are leading the way in experiential retail.

Home is where the sale is

Why luxury stores look more like a (very chic) living room.

Vaping: What’s the hype?

A health-conscious and cheaper alternative to smoking is set to become a booming industry in the near future.

Why retailers struggle to expand internationally

There’s no one-size-fits-all in international retailing.

Eataly World: Disneyland for all things pasta

Has the move by the outsized Italian food emporium into “agri theme parks” been a giant-sized and very expensive mistake? Norrelle Goldring investigates.

Jigsaw puzzle retail – missing a few pieces?

Despite the growth in adult jigsaw puzzle sales around the world, the spend dots are yet to be connected.

Japan finds gold in its silver market

Sales soar for Japanese retailers and manufacturers as they adapt environments, services and products to cashed-up baby boomers


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