retail differentiation

June 24th was a quarter day and that means in the UK, rents became due for the next three months and it created a wave of insolvencies among big retailers like Jane Norman, Habitat, TJ Hughes and Moben. Allegedly other retailers are under severe financial pressure like Clinton Cards and HMV. Even the giant electrical […]


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What’s So Special About Starbucks?

by Paul Simister on March 17, 2011

I intend to focus on companies and brands which have secured a special place in markets and as it is about to pass its fortieth anniversary, Starbucks is a good place to start. The first store opened in Seattle on March 30, 1971. 40 years later, over 17,000 locations in 55 countries and nearly $11 […]


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