Tag: retailer

Is Black Friday good for UK retailers?

We seem all too happy to follow US fads; Halloween and “have a nice day” continue to grate on me. One of our latest adoptions is Black Friday. I set out to look at the impact on retail profits and

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Pricing survey nonsense

I  was waiting in a line to pay for some petrol at my local BP garage. The delay was caused by the usual number of people buying sausage rolls, milk, cat food and occasionally petrol. The phone rang and a

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The role of a retailer

In a scene on Open All Hours Arkwright (Ronnie Barker) says to Granville (David Jason), “They decide what they come in here for and we decide what they walk out with.” It may be a sitcom, but this is a good

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