All articles by Luke Martin

Luke Martin

Luke joined GlobalData as a Trainee Reporter in April 2023, having graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) degree in History. Initially, Luke wrote for Just Auto, covering the automotive industry, but now writes for Packaging Gateway, Retail Insight Network and Hotel Management Network.

Next eyes assets of struggling cosmetics chain The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s brand name and IP are not included in the current administration process.

UK Mother’s Day spending expected to rise despite consumer cost concerns

The prediction also reveals the trend of trading down for the event.

Asda reports progress on gender pay gap, remains below national average

The retailer emphasised its dedication to fostering an inclusive environment and supporting female colleagues’ career development.

Lowe’s reports Q4 results for financial year 2023

The company experienced a 6.2% YoY decrease in its comparable sales during the period.

Walmart doubles down on associate upskilling

Walmart is expanding its short-form certificate offerings to help fulfill crucial roles within the company.

Zalando to enhance transparency in product sustainability claims

The company will rejuvenate its online presence in order to adhere to this commitment.

Mondelēz CEO: Investors not concerned about Russia business

Mondelēz’s Russian business now operates as a standalone unit in the country.

Household disposable income reaches highest level in almost two years

However, these results were not equally applicable across UK households with varying incomes.

Walmart to acquire Vizio for $2.3bn

The move is part of Walmart’s overarching strategy to become a major player in the streaming market.

Amazon joins legal battle against NLRB in US

Amazon, which has faced previous complaints alleging unlawful labour practices, denies any wrongdoing.