Author Archives for Stephan Shakespeare

2019 Articles

Boots puts the boot into plastic bags as shoppers support switch to paper version
Boots puts the boot into plastic bags as shoppers support switch to paper version
Health and beauty chain Boots has joined other retailers in pledging to swap plastic bags for paper, after facing criticism [...]
July 17, 2019
Ethical clothing move by Asos aligns with views of eco-conscious
Ethical clothing move by Asos aligns with views of eco-conscious
Fast fashion is an increasingly hot topic as consumers become more environmentally aware, conscious about the impact of their shopping [...]
June 26, 2019
Pret a Manger has swallowed up Eat – but how will it taste?
Pret a Manger has swallowed up Eat – but how will it taste?
High street lunchtime staple Pret a Manger recently announced it will be purchasing Eat, one of its main competitors. Pret [...]
May 29, 2019
Will Amazon’s Deliveroo stake improve its luck in the UK?
Will Amazon’s Deliveroo stake improve its luck in the UK?
Online retail giant Amazon has made a large investment in food courier Deliveroo, taking a stake in the startup’s latest [...]
May 21, 2019
Dyson travels down new path, but are customers on board?
Dyson travels down new path, but are customers on board?
Plans for Dyson’s “radically different” electric car have been revealed. Founder James Dyson said that the patents were deliberately light [...]
May 15, 2019
Carlsberg puts its hopes in hops – but will its new brew lift fortunes?
Carlsberg puts its hopes in hops – but will its new brew lift fortunes?
Danish brewers Carlsberg sparked confusion after promoting a series of tweets ridiculing the taste of their own beer, likening it [...]
May 8, 2019
Carlsberg puts its hopes in hops – but will its new brew lift fortunes?
Carlsberg puts its hopes in hops – but will its new brew lift fortunes?
Danish brewers Carlsberg sparked confusion after promoting a series of tweets ridiculing the taste of their own beer, likening it [...]
May 8, 2019
Lush customers approve of its anti-social media strategy
Lush customers approve of its anti-social media strategy
Ethical cosmetics retailer Lush announced earlier this month that the brand would be changing their social strategy and ditching some [...]
April 24, 2019
Topshoppers are not put off by Sir Philip Green’s troubles
Topshoppers are not put off by Sir Philip Green’s troubles
Last week, Sir Philip Green appointed restructuring specialists to the boards of his Arcadia retail empire in preparation for a [...]
April 17, 2019
Stephan Shakespeare: Easyjet’s had a bumpy ride, but what do flyers think?
Stephan Shakespeare: Easyjet’s had a bumpy ride, but what do flyers think?
With Brexit set on autopilot and seemingly heading direct to no-deal, budget airline Easyjet can see turbulence ahead. The company [...]
April 3, 2019
Will Ryanair gain from turbulent O’Leary moving aside?
Will Ryanair gain from turbulent O’Leary moving aside?
Earlier this month, the chief of budget airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, announced he would be stepping back from the day-to-day [...]
March 20, 2019
Puma claws Manchester City away from Nike to grow their consumer impression
Puma claws Manchester City away from Nike to grow their consumer impression
Premier League champions Manchester City have signed a long-term shirt sponsorship deal with German sportswear brand Puma, ending a 7-year [...]
March 6, 2019
The mood music is encouraging at HMV after it is saved by Sunrise
The mood music is encouraging at HMV after it is saved by Sunrise
Following in the footsteps of other beloved, well-known high street brands, HMV entered administration in 2018 ending decades of dominance [...]
February 12, 2019
Greggs’ vegan sausage rolls rise to the occasion perfectly
Greggs’ vegan sausage rolls rise to the occasion perfectly
The retail industry has had a difficult time recently but shares in high street bakery Greggs have bucked the trend [...]
January 15, 2019