Comment on: Retailers take action on property
Some retailers need to ask themselves 'Why do they still insist in being in locations they cannot afford to be in?' They might be able to take advantage of the market conditions for now, but for many, that will not be enough in the longer term as physical retail continues to decline.
It is blatantly obvious that by having Black Friday, there will be less sales in December than there would have been if Black Friday had not been applied.
Retail - in general - deserves little sympathy, as its problems and issues are almost exclusively self inflicted, with Black Friday being a classic example in short sighted retail practices.
There are success stories out there, but are becomingly increasingly few and far between. Will things get better? Don't bet on it.
Reports like this always seem to overhype the relevance of physical retail. This year has been a complete game changer - if you're a brand that is weak online, you're toast.
Comment on: ‘Exceptional' November for online sales
Hopefully this will stop the media peddling the myth that only 20% of clothing is bought online, when it is far, far higher.
Comment on: Ted Baker calls in advisers
You only bring advisers in when you don't or no longer know what you are doing. Ray was Ted Baker and now he's not there. Just saying.