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Taobao or not Taobao: that is the question

Last week, in China, Valentine’s Day came to some in the form of an all-expenses-paid trip to get married in the US. Aimed at homosexual couples, the event was hosted by Alibaba’s subsidiary, Taobao, China’s largest online C2C marketplace.
The platform is basically eBay and more – one could buy anything from wedding trips and

Battle of the breakfast burgers

Research suggests that breakfast is the fastest growing day part for UK diners. Brunch venues are destinations, breakfast dishes are appearing on evening menus, and many food and beverage providers are trying to steal share of the morning rush.
Some, like Bill’s, are inherently versatile and generate significant revenue in the early hours of the

Pragma help London Luton launch major commercial tender programme

London Luton Airport has just announced a major commercial tender programme, embracing some 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and food & beverage space.
Commercial Director Rupert Lawrie said, “We are very fortunate to have strong passenger demographics, with 79% of our passengers being ABC1. We’ve worked extensively with Pragma Consulting and Rawls &

Retail Innovations: Auchan, Click & Collect

In the newly published Retail Innovations 10 by Ebeltoft and Pragma the latest concepts and key trends from around the world are previewed. This year, we evaluated over 120 cases, identifying the 7 global innovation trends and 60 of the best innovation cases from 21 countries.
Auchan is continually exploring new ways to reinvent

Flying off the shelves

In the last year we have worked with airports from all over the world and we have seen dynamic, inventive and often breath-taking retail and F&B concepts which has begged the question: why hasn’t the high street kept up with these innovations, and what can it learn?
Store layouts in airports have long been adapted

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