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Are we entering a new era for subscription retail?

7 January 2021 - Hospitality

As H&M launches its Singular Society retail concept, GDR’s Managing Editor John O’Sullivan explores the recent rise of membership-based retail propositions. The H&M Group has launched an innovative subscription-based lifestyle brand called Singular Society selling items…

Rental gets festive

10 December 2020 - Hospitality

As Westfield London encourages its customers to rent their Christmas decorations this year, GDR’s John O’Sullivan explores 2020’s best new access-over-ownership propositions. Westfield London is promoting the sustainability-focused access-over-ownership trend this Christmas via a pop-up store…

Alibaba’s 11.11 Shopping Festival takes a new direction in 2020

GDR’s John O’Sullivan explores how small brands, hyper-local offers and luxury will make this year’s hotly-anticipated 11.11 Shopping Festival unlike any before. In recent years Alibaba’s livestream-powered 11.11 Shopping Festival has cemented its place as the…

In Conversation With … PY Gerbeau

26 October 2020 - Hospitality

In the fourth episode of our In Conversation With series, GDR CEO Kate Ancketill talks to entrepreneur PY Gerbeau, the brains behind Disneyland Paris and The Millenium Dome, about his latest venture: a £3.5bn, 535-acre “entertainment…

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