Sectors Buoyed by COVID-19: Which Will Plateau Post-Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic shifts in consumer demand and behaviour across the globe. In our previous article, we explored the sectors that are forecast to grow post-pandemic. Many of the sectors which are expected to see continued growth centre around technology. SaaS, digital health, mental health or wellbeing apps, eCommerce and digital marketing […]

The effects of climate change in retail and hospitality

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It’s official: February 2019 was the hottest month on record in Britain, the Met Office has confirmed. With temperatures reaching 21.2°C, it was hard to believe that, a year earlier, the country was facing the “Beast from the East”, with heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures. To put in context, the average temperature in February is […]

ChicGeek: Life After Brexit


The website ChickGeek has published an article about fashion investments in the UK and how Brexit will affect the market. Our Managing Director Fleur Hicks was interviewed by the editor Marcus Jaye, alongside other experts in the industry. “UK Trade benefitted from a goods export boom in July. Official figures showed the deficit in goods dropped to £10 […]

ChicGeek: Is Farfetch a Worthy Investment?


The website ChickGeek has published an article about investments in the fashion website Farfetch, as the company debuts on the New York Stock Exchange. Our Managing Director Fleur Hicks was interviewed by the editor Marcus Jaye, alongside other experts in the industry. “From our research of the luxury fashion market, FarFetch led in terms of traffic […]

The Modern Man – The growth of menswear through digital brands


Since 2015, the UK’s online menswear market has been growing significantly, as investors and designers alike realise the untapped potential of this market. In this period, there has been a significant shift in the attitudes to men’s fashion, as brands use similar marketing techniques to those long used in womenswear. To drill down into why […]

Fashiontech: not a matter of taste


Fashion retail is going through a period of intense changes that point towards an exciting scenario. The evolution of technology and focus on customer experience is inspiring retailers to look at how they can make their brands more engaging and relevant. This means increased investment in fashiontech, the concept of digital luxury fashion. With mobiles […]

Next Business Analysis: The Wolves are at the Door for Fashion Retail

In light of profit warnings and a share price decline of clothing retailer Next, CEO Lord Wolfson attributed the uninspiring performance to a general decline in consumer spending of fashion due to a shift towards more experiential consumption. We did an exploratory analysis to understand whether a shift in consumer spending is actually responsible for Next’s negative performance […]