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My summer of love…

I am no hippie, but this summer is 'auspicious' in as much as it's the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's infamous and highly controversial "summer of love" in 1967. Why then, if I'm not a 'disciple' would I call out such an event? Well - it spawned a movement. If you read the history of San Francisco that year - the 'hippie-hippie shake up' was actually quite a damp squib of an affair. Despite that - it spawned a movement and a genre still widely used today (even if on occasions - only for the … Read More »

Is your retail Iconic?

Retail is changing and it’s largely having a struggle. The age-old problems are there – theft, seasonality, fad and the disposal income available in the economy. Trouble is – there are some more now – and they are in many ways even greater. Technology has pushed much of retail online. More and more ‘cyber outlets’ spring up every year – with products and services unthinkable a few years ago. Software becomes ever more sophisticated at being able to provide warm feelings in the pre-selling … Read More »

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