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Top 5 lockdown Easter campaigns and product launches

GDR Managing Editor John O’Sullivan picks out his favourite examples of how brands are engaging and delighting consumers during lockdown Easter. For the second year in a row, this weekend’s Easter celebrations will be very different…

Essential listening: Catch up on In Conversation With …

In Conversation With is a regular series where GDR CEO Kate Ancketill talks to leaders and successful entrepreneurs about what brands and retail operators should be doing right now to make their businesses fit for the…

GDR’s Kate Ancketill on “Retail’s Hard Reset” at NRF 2021

On Tuesday (19 January) GDR CEO Kate Ancketill took to the virtual stage at NRF 2021 to discuss Retail’s hard reset: How cataclysmic events accelerate trends, transformation and innovation. Giving the retail trends keynote at the world’s…

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…

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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