Opinion Archives - Inside Retail

2020 might look scary for retailers, but there’s hope on the horizon

It’s not time to despair yet, argues contributor Nicola Relph.

Online competition didn’t kill Jeanswest. Boring retail killed Jeanswest.

Our contributor takes a closer look at one of the larger administrations of January.

How personalising your retail offer can backfire

Our contributor reveals three psychological traps to avoid.

Everyone wants meaning in their work – but how do you define it?

Employers are more willing than ever to create meaningful workplaces.

When the festive season leads to burnout

Techniques are available to help retail workers navigate this extra busy and stressful time of the year.

Last-minute Christmas gift ideas from innovative retailers

Contributor Nathan Bush has got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up.

The 5 Golden Rules of reducing your occupancy costs: Rule #3

Contributor Brian Walker explains how to diagnose your own business before entering a centre.

Do discounts really drive purchase?

What Flossie, a marketplace for hair and beauty services, learned from Black Friday.

Why it’s OK to not be perfect on sustainability

Retailers shouldn’t wait to be perfect to talk about their sustainability journey.

It’s time to reevaluate your performance advertising approach

Our contributor argues online retailers have neglected brand for too long.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing? The future of retail partnerships

When today’s partners become tomorrow’s competition.

Where does personalisation fit in your marketing strategy?

Should you ditch TV completely for personalised communications? Our contributor says no.