Cally Russell

Click to open article: How Primark reinvented the department store and made the biggest store ever

How Primark reinvented the department store and made the biggest store ever

With this new store, can Primark show us what the future of retail should really look like and what brands need to do to adapt to our changing high streets?...Read more

Cally Russell
Jun 21, 2019
Click to open article: Amazon - redefining the 80:20 rule

Amazon - redefining the 80:20 rule

The 80:20 rule is oft bandied around in the retail world and Amazon have taken an established business saying and turned it on its head......Read more

Cally Russell
Jun 04, 2019
Click to open article: 2019 might be the year we wear borrowed clothes

2019 might be the year we wear borrowed clothes

We’ve seen an explosion in the sharing economy and we predict fashion is next......Read more

Cally Russell
Jun 03, 2019
Click to open article: French Connection - Recovering or Not?

French Connection - Recovering or Not?

The signs are there and our data helps tell the full story. We explore how French Connection are faring and what their future might hold....Read more

Cally Russell
Mar 25, 2019
Click to open article: Can Tech Save Bricks and Mortar Retail?

Can Tech Save Bricks and Mortar Retail?

Adaption is key but the full story is more complex. The main question to ask is what can actually impact the bottom line?...Read more

Cally Russell
Mar 21, 2019
Click to open article: Buying Sales...

Buying Sales...

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) official sales figures were released last week and beat many economists predictions.With a 1% increase in like for like sales, this was the strongest monthly in...Read more

Cally Russell
Feb 25, 2019
Click to open article: Primark - Going it Alone

Primark - Going it Alone

The fast fashion brand doing it their own way…..Primark. Over the last few weeks, retailers have been releasing their all-important Christmas trading figures and the common theme amongst those with po...Read more

Cally Russell
Jan 25, 2019
Click to open article: So How Did Retail Do Over Christmas?

So How Did Retail Do Over Christmas?

Today is the day the retail world has been waiting for, Super Thursday. After the drip feeding of results over the past week from the likes of Next and Ted Baker (both of which were very positive), to...Read more

Cally Russell
Jan 10, 2019
Click to open article: Join Us for 2019

Join Us for 2019

Despite the clear global challenges that 2018 has brought I’ll be sad to see the end of this year, it’s been one of my favourites since starting Mallzee and for good reason. We’ve seen strong growth w...Read more

Cally Russell
Jan 03, 2019
Click to open article: Betting On Your Product

Betting On Your Product

Would you be comfortable betting millions on a horse just because you had a good feeling about it and it had done well for you a year before? What about spending hundreds of thousands opening a new re...Read more

Cally Russell
Dec 20, 2018
Click to open article: 12 days of 2018 Fashion Facts

12 days of 2018 Fashion Facts

December is all about advent and the countdown to Christmas - with Christmas and December trading being so important for retail and vital to the long term financial health of so many companies we’ve d...Read more

Cally Russell
Dec 11, 2018
Click to open article: Reiss - a good product or a good discount?

Reiss - a good product or a good discount?

Last week, whilst on a trip to London, I nipped into the Reiss sample sale, it was advertised aggressively and ran for several days. As a consumer I left very happy, after picking up two t-shirts, a j...Read more

Cally Russell
Nov 06, 2018
Click to open article: Black Friday - Make or break time!

Black Friday - Make or break time!

With only 68 days till Christmas this is the most critical time in the retail calendar (it’s estimated that 80% of annual profits occur in these few risky weeks), and given the current turbulent tradi...Read more

Cally Russell
Oct 29, 2018
Click to open article: Whatever the weather...

Whatever the weather...

As the UK enjoyed its hottest summer on record there was an abundance of advice on how to handle it; drink lots of water, don’t water your gardens, keep your curtains closed to keep rooms cool etc etc....Read more

Cally Russell
Sep 04, 2018
Click to open article: Burn it all...

Burn it all...

What should you do if you find yourself with a warehouse full of items consumers don’t want, at least not at full price? Burn it!...Read more