Ikea Experimenting with Outlets

by May 16th, 2017

  This video is part of Euromonitor International’s New in Retail series that showcases some of the most interesting retailing concepts from 2016. Since opening its first store in the small Swedish town of Älmhult almost 60 years ago, IKEA’s retail concept has been closely associated with big-box out of town outlets. IKEA’s concept has […]

WTM Leader Session: UK Inbound and Domestic Travel – Breaking the Records

by November 12th, 2015

International interest in visiting the UK has been boosted by 2012 London Olympics. Strong marketing thus supported a striking 6% growth in inbound trips in 2013, with a further 5% growth last year to reach 32.6 million trips in 2014.  Euromonitor forecast data show that inbound arrivals to the UK will grow 14.6% in the next five […]

Multi-Channel: The Future for Electronics and Appliance Retail

by July 22nd, 2015

The retail industry is rapidly evolving. The rise of internet retailing is forcing store-based retailers to quickly adapt by adopting multi-channel strategies, such as click and collect. Considering the nature of technical consumer goods (TCG), often big ticket items necessitating advice or delivery and installation, as well as after sales service, the changing retail environment […]