Amazon is increasingly plagued by fake reviews and scams – this article in The Economist shows how sellers game Amazon.
Charity stores are an important part of UK High Streets – but a combination of collapsing footfall, higher costs, and the shift to online shopping all threaten the sector.
It seems that we’re watching the death throes of the House of Fraser – or at least of the House of Fraser brand. How much of this is a sign of the broader changes in retailing, and how much is the story of a poorly managed brand?
Marks and Spencers have announced seven thousand job losses. What does this mean for M&S and retailing more generally?
Coronavirus And The City – Landlords Vs. Retailers: Apple UK Asks Landlords For Substantial Rent Cuts
Apple UK has allegedly asked UK landlords for substantial rent cuts. In an environment where the value of retail space is a fraction of what it was 6 months ago, should we be surprised?
The main thing stopping a significant shift towards urban cycling isn’t a lack of desire -it’s a lack of bicycles.
Now that retailing in the UK is starting to open up, we can break retailers into three groups – two you should support and one you should avoid.
We are starting to see some v. small changes in how transportation is changing in Covid-19 Scotland thanks to Spaces for People. What we don’t know (yet) is how much of the funding is going to benefit pedestrians/walkers.
See a video intro to the set of magazines I wrote earlier this year that capture everything that the LIKE! project has learned about accelerating innovation and building capacity by developing ‘innovation cultures’.
I developed the ‘LIKE Cycle’ as an iterative model for capacity development and innovation that builds upon everything we’ve learned delivering the LIKE! project. The LIKE Cycle is a both a pathway for individual and organisational skills development, and a roadmap for service innovation and development.
A key risk faced by many projects is they didn’t make sure that they had enough staff to deliver what they promised.
I’ll tell you why this is such a big deal to funders and managers, and how you can change your approach to better manage this risk.
BLING – BLockchain in Government – is a €5M collaboration of 13 organisations – governments, cities and universities – who are exploring how governments can use blockchain to enable the next generation of smart services.