Small and medium-sized enterprises cannot always afford to buy the goods they need to fulfil their customers’ orders, but all too often banks are not prepared to provide the necessary funding
Customer expectations around the delivery of non-food items are forcing retailers to radically rethink their supply chains, with many now seeing the benefits of portcentric logistics served from a northern UK base, says Geoff Lippitt, business development director at PD Ports
As retail revenues plateau in Western markets there have been some notable successes for British companies and brands penetrating developing markets. While this is a popular means of reaching new growth targets and boosting returns in overall portfolios, choosing a developing market is more complex than looking through the traditional bricks-and-mortar lens to determine where [Read more]
Where in the world should far-sighted businesses look for customers in the next decade and beyond?
Malcolm Gladwell does a fine job of connecting social context with the rise of greatness. One of my favourite accounts describes how the allure of fame, partying and young German college girls catapulted an anonymous UK schoolboy rock band to polished success
Culture tells us about our identity, our relationships and our behaviour. It shapes what we need and want. Yet brands rarely bother to look into this cultural world, as Andy Dexter and Leanne Tomasevic at Truth Consulting explain
Sean Farrington, UK managing director of QlikTech, tells how staff can be better equipped to deliver more on the move