Posts Categorized: FMCG/Retail

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False advertising in the fitness industry

The months leading up to the summer are amongst the busiest for the health and fitness industry. As summer holidays approach, the panic to be ‘bikini body ready’ increases. During this time, the first thing so many people do is turn to the latest fitness trends on the market to help them get slim quick..

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Keeping up with consumer retail

Two brands at the forefront of technology and innovation in the fashion retail industry. Amazon is the biggest retail behemoth of our time. From its humble beginnings as an online marketplace for books, Amazon has grown exponentially over the last 25 years. With an annual turnover in excess of £136 billion, over the years it.

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Everything Must Go: The Death of the British High Street as We Know It?

It seems like another day goes by and another High Street stalwart announces store closures or releases disappointing sales results. Yesterday, Debenhams issued its third profit warning this year, despite implementing a plan to cut costs and boost sales. It’s a story we have seen repeating itself on the news cycle of late.   In.

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This is: Big consumer brands in Buckinghamshire

A guide to consumer brands in Buckinghamshire This is the second part in our blog series about organisations operating in the consumer space across Brand’s core regions. Initially we focused on the region of Leicestershire, and are now switching our attention to the thriving region of Buckinghamshire. So, if you’re a marketing job-seeker based in and.

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This is: Big consumer brands in Leicestershire

  A guide to consumer brands in Leicestershire This is the first in a mini blog series about organisations operating in the consumer space across Brand’s core regions. Initially we’re focusing on the region of Leicestershire. So if you’re a marketing job-seeker based in and around the Leicester area, and are keen to find work.

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Death of the BOGOF. What does this mean for Brand Managers?

In February this year, Sainsbury’s became the first UK supermarket to announce the end of “Buy One, Get One Free” deals, thereby bringing to a close a trend which has become a commonplace in the UK retail scene. Many industry insiders have claimed that the move was made in anticipated response to a report from.

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5 key skills you need for a Category Manager job

Firstly, what does a Category Manager do? It is a category manager’s job to try to maximise the company’s profit from selling products within a specific category. This may be looking after a broad category such as ‘confectionery’ or they may focus closely on a more specific category, such as ‘snacking’. A category manager will.

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As advertising loses its potency, do brands need to move towards a more product-led approach to marketing?

A recent report from Nielsen showed that over the past two years, there has been a marked decline in the level of trust across a variety of the most popular advertising channels. In fact, so pronounced is the drop that only the three least trusted formats – mobile ads and texts and social media advertising.

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Why do experienced brand managers change jobs?

Brand management is one of the most sought after career paths within the consumer marketing world. In a nutshell, a modern day brand manager’s job invariably involves developing, communicating and implementing a brand plan, however, executing this successfully is much more complicated and involved than it may initially appear. It requires first class project management.

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Big consumer Brands are trotting along with the current horse meat scandal…

As you may have already heard, the horse meat scandal has been crucially spreading across the media and there is a wide variety of consumer brands involved in the outrage, including the previously popular ready-meal brand Findus. The big question for many of these big named brands is whether they can in fact recover from.
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