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Are you excited, confused or overwhelmed by the potential of data to transform your business? If the answer is “all of the above”, rest assured – countless executives who are racing to keep pace with the technological revolution taking hold...

How the data revolution will change every element of business as we know it

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As the global news cycles of recent weeks starkly demonstrate, we are on the precipice of the global data revolution. Companies, organisations, governments, regulators and individuals are starting to understand the value, power and potential of the data...

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People & Profiles

Tech Q&A: N Brown CEO Angela Spindler on the…

In the latest interview in the Tech Q&A series, MBS’s Stephen Rosenthal discusses the future of retail, the part technology and data will play, the rise of the North West and senior female executives with N Brown CEO Angela Spindler. Readers of my...

Leadership & Talent

MBS white paper: Harnessing the power of data

Are you excited, confused or overwhelmed by the potential of data to transform your business? If the answer is “all of the above”, rest assured – countless executives who are racing to keep pace with the technological revolution taking hold...

Concept & Creative Direction

ATA: More than just a clothing brand

In my teens growing up in apartheid South Africa, everything was bound up in politics and the answer for me lay in going to work on the land on a socialist kibbutz, which I did. My biggest regret was not keeping my set of ‘kibbutz clothing’ that was...

Trends & Emerging Markets

MBS white paper: Harnessing the power of data

Are you excited, confused or overwhelmed by the potential of data to transform your business? If the answer is “all of the above”, rest assured – countless executives who are racing to keep pace with the technological revolution taking hold...

Tech & Innovation

MBS white paper: Harnessing the power of data

Are you excited, confused or overwhelmed by the potential of data to transform your business? If the answer is “all of the above”, rest assured – countless executives who are racing to keep pace with the technological revolution taking hold...

Marketing & Strategy

MBS white paper: Harnessing the power of data

Are you excited, confused or overwhelmed by the potential of data to transform your business? If the answer is “all of the above”, rest assured – countless executives who are racing to keep pace with the technological revolution taking hold...

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How the data revolution will change every element of business as we know it

As the global news cycles of recent weeks starkly demonstrate, we are on the precipice of the global data revolution. Companies, organisations, governments, regulators and individuals are starting to understand the value, power and potential of the data...

 

The Case for Gender Diversity in Private Equity 

At the SuperReturn conference in Berlin in 2017, Advent International managing director James Brocklebank got up on stage to declare ‘There not enough women in the industry’. Indeed, in 2017 the number of women in senior positions stood at 9%, below...

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Retail

20 April 2018 - 8:16

Bonmarche full year 2017 online sales up 34.5% The company stated that its full-year pre-tax profit would be in line with expectations following a difficult trading period. Bonmarche has moved to make significant cost savings through increased operational efficiency and reduced marketing spend. Read more on Retail Week

20 April 2018 - 8:15

Iceland partners with JD.com to launch in China The UK-based retailer will sell its own-label products and third party brands on a newly created online store hosted by JD.com. The Chinese business has added 20,000 brands since its Worldwide division started partnering with international retailers. Read more on Retail Week

Consumer Goods & Services

20 April 2018 - 8:27

Reckitt Benckiser posts 2% like-for-like Q1 sales growth to £3.1bn The company's recently acquired Mead Johnson Nutrition business reported a revenue increase of 6% on the back of a strong performance in Asia. Reckitt stated that it is on track to meet its full-year target of 13% to 14% revenue growth. Read more on Bloomberg

20 April 2018 - 8:14

Remy Cointreau reports 2.9% full-year sales growth on the back of strong Asia Pacific performance The business hailed its 'remarkable growth' in the region. Its core brands performed well, with the House of Remy Martin contributing a significant portion of its €1.3bn revenue. Read more on FoodBev Media

Fashion, Lifestyle & Luxury

20 April 2018 - 8:14

Yoox Net-a-Porter unveils new luxury jewellery section The business said that it expects that the section will hit $100m in revenue by 2020. Jewellery is currently one of the fastest growing categories in the luxury sector, and YNAP is moving to capitalise on this expanding market. Read more on Business of Fashion

20 April 2018 - 7:56

Farfetch launches startup incubator Dream Assembly The incubator, launched in partnership with 500 Startups and Burberry, is intended to foster the development of the next generation of retail businesses. The move has increased speculation about a potential Farfetch IPO. Read more on Retail Gazette

Digital

20 April 2018 - 8:14

Eventbrite acquires Spanish tickets business Ticketea This is the latest European acquisition by Eventbrite, which bought Ticketscript in 2017. the move gives the business a firmer position in Spanish speaking countries. Read more on TechCrunch

20 April 2018 - 8:14

Alibaba announces plans to invest $320m in Thailand The business is moving to capitalise on growing demand in China for Thailand's consumer goods and holidays. The funds will be invested in a digital hub located in the Eastern Economic Corridor. Read more on Business of Fashion

Private Equity

20 April 2018 - 8:23

Apax Digital-backed luxury ecommerce site Moda Operandi reveals Asian growth ambitions The company posted 69% revenue growth last year, with 8% coming from its Asian operations. Moda Operandi plans to ramp up its global expansion efforts and is looking for a permanent space for a showroom in Asia. Read more on WWD

20 April 2018 - 8:15

Young’s Seafood private equity owners put the business up for sale Analysts estimate that the business, backed by Lion Capital, Bain Capital and HPS Investment Partners, could fetch up to £300m. The private equity houses have hired Stamford Partners to run the sale process. Read more on Telegraph

Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

20 April 2018 - 8:38

Vapiano to launch in travel hubs through partnership with HMSHost The two businesses have announced a partnership to open locations in airports, train stations and outlet centres in the UK and mainland Europe. The new sites will be tailored toward the demands of the specific travel locations in which they operate. Read more on MCA

20 April 2018 - 8:14

InterContinental Hotels Group partners with Al Hokair Group The new master development agreement will see the company debut its Holiday Inn Express brand in Saudi Arabia, with a minimum of ten sites over the next 15 years. The first hotel to be built will be located in Jeddah. Read more on Breaking Travel News

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