All articles by Daniel Garrun

Daniel Garrun

The gender issue: should retailers do away with pink and blue childrenswear?

John Lewis has been a trailblazer in rejecting gender binarism, and entered the spotlight this month for introducing labels across its childrenswear that read ‘girls and boys’ or vice versa. While the promotion of gender neutrality is a positive societal development, John Lewis’s new labels, with dresses marked as suitable for girls and boys, may alienate parents who feel this encourages androgynous dressing in children.

It’s time for retailers to revise back to school promotion timetables

Retailers such as John Lewis and Debenhams missed out on the initial demand for back to school uniform by starting promotions too late in the season. New research from GlobalData has found that the most popular period for buying school uniform is at the end of the school term, when back to school items are front of mind for shoppers.

Younger remain voters plan to postpone retail spending due to Brexit

The UK government triggered Article 50 in March; however, worryingly for retailers, those aged under 55 who voted to remain part of the EU have said that they will postpone spending. launches major industry survey would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiment on the latest economic and consumer issues worldwide and their impact upon investment decisions and growth prospects within the industry.