April 2018

Plastic Waste 26/04/2018

What are retailers doing to reduce plastic waste?

As plastic waste is branded “one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world” by Theresa May, the war on plastic is in full swing. The latest plan proposed to reduce plastic waste is to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds. But is this enough to tackle the bigger problem? According to Science Magazine, out of the approximate 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced, a whopping 6.3 billion tonnes contributes to plastic waste, with only 9% of that waste being recycled. In the UK alone,... Read More

high street shoppers 17/04/2018

What Is Visual Merchandising?

Every brand with a brick and mortar presence, whether that be high street, corner boutique or retail park, will tell you just how critically important their store environment and store front is. We can see in retail at the moment that it’s not only important to get it right but how difficult it is to keep up with the pace of changing consumer tastes and what their expectations are of a brand in the digital age. In it’s simplest form, visual merchandising is a way of planning and designing a... Read More