By John Stanley Indoor and outdoor living styles are constantly changing and as ï¿½home livingï¿½ retailers we need to keep up with the latest trends and be aware of the leading edge trends. Many home owners in the 90ï¿½s designed their living areas with Feng Shui in mind, but the leading edge home owners are […]
By John Stanley Christmas is a fun period to be in retailing. I recently read a report by the Results Corporation from ten years ago which reminded me how critically important this period can be. I would like to share some thoughts based on that report. 1. Make sure the team are in the mood
By Fiona Emberton Lifestyle in many countries John and I work in is changing rapidly ï¿½ one part of the lifestyle being very close to our hearts ï¿½ and our stomachs! In countries with an Anglo-Celtic background, plain fare was very much the norm ï¿½ and very good it was too. But a little dull.
By John Stanley Retailers over the last few years have found it difficult to justify the amount of space required by house plants to get a good return on their investment. The logical conclusion is to close down the department and use the space more adventurously. This is what leading edge garden centers are doing