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Diversity & Inclusion

Until 2012, I had never been to watch athletics before. I, like many others, got carried away on the wave of the Olympics and the positive atmosphere that permeated London. As a family we went to see many races, bit the bullet and bought tickets for the...

Are FMCG CMOs moving fast enough?

Concepts, marketing & creative direction

I’ve always been a proud advocate, supporter and servant to the FMCG sector, and particularly so – with a degree of smugness – about its marketing excellence. The sector is home to some of the best and most ubiquitous marketing campaigns,...

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People, leadership & talent

Group image of Lionesses celebrating their win at Trafalgar Square

Legacy and the Lionesses: how can we make England’s…

Until 2012, I had never been to watch athletics before. I, like many others, got carried away on the wave of the Olympics and the positive atmosphere that permeated London. As a family we went to see many races, bit the bullet and bought tickets for the...

Trends, strategy & emerging markets

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Tequila sunrise: a new era for Mexico’s signature spirit

This Thursday is Cinco de Mayo – an annual celebration of Mexican culture, heritage and cuisine across the globe. It’s also a chance world-over to have a drink, and for me to dedicate a Weekend Edition to my tipple of choice: tequila. Over the last...

Concepts, marketing & creative direction

Are FMCG CMOs moving fast enough?

I’ve always been a proud advocate, supporter and servant to the FMCG sector, and particularly so – with a degree of smugness – about its marketing excellence. The sector is home to some of the best and most ubiquitous marketing campaigns,...

Tech & innovation

Fulfilment as a brand differentiator: it’s all in the…

I’m not normally one for last-minute gifts. But last Christmas, I found myself at my in-laws in the Cotswolds, late on the 23rd December, trawling through the internet for a site that would offer next day delivery for a couple of additional and very...

Diversity & inclusion

Group image of Lionesses celebrating their win at Trafalgar Square

Legacy and the Lionesses: how can we make England’s…

Until 2012, I had never been to watch athletics before. I, like many others, got carried away on the wave of the Olympics and the positive atmosphere that permeated London. As a family we went to see many races, bit the bullet and bought tickets for the...

ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance)

Portrait of Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies

In for a penny… In conversation with Pennies CEO,…

Elliott Goldstein catches up with Alison Hutchinson CBE, Chief Executive of...

Events & Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Tracking progress on diversity and inclusion in UK retail

For a second year running The MBS Group is delighted to have partnered with the BRC to produce the report Tracking progress on diversity and inclusion in UK retail, which holds a mirror up to the retail industry and measure the status of diversity and...

 

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry

The MBS Group and The British Fashion Council are delighted to share our in-depth report, Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion Industry, which measures the diversity of our industry’s leadership and the extent to which D&I is being prioritised. ...

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MBS News

Retail

9 August 2022 - 17:31

The Body Shop expands UberEats delivery partnership The Body Shop and Uber first partnered in 2020, with a pilot scheme offering the beauty retailer’s products to six initial locations. The partnerships have now expanded to bring its delivery service to the majority of the company's US stores. Read more on Cosmetics Business

9 August 2022 - 17:27

Co-op expands tech-recirculation trials Co-op has expanded its trial with tech-recirculation start-up Spring, helping consumers cut e-waste and unlock value in unwanted electrical devices. Read more on The Retail Bulletin

Consumer Goods & Services

9 August 2022 - 17:48

Supreme acquires vaping businesses Cuts Ice and Flavour Core Supreme acquires two vaping businesses Cuts Ice and Flavour Core following Supreme’s acquisition of Liberty Flights in June in a deal worth up to £15m. Read more on The Grocer

9 August 2022 - 17:22

Coca-Cola HBC acquires Greek bartenders’ mixer firm Three Cents Coca-Cola HBC has snapped up premium mixer firm Three Cents for €45m. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022. Read more on City A.M

Fashion, Lifestyle & Luxury

9 August 2022 - 17:41

Capri Holdings beats Q1 revenue Michael Kors owner Capri Holdings made revenue of $1.36bn in the first quarter ended July 2, up 8.5% compared to last year, with the group’s biggest label Michael Kors revenue increasing by 4.8% to $913m. Read more on Fashion United

9 August 2022 - 17:34

Ralph Lauren Q1 revenue beats estimates Ralph Lauren beat revenue expectations in the first quarter of the year with net revenue reaching $1.5bn with an 8% increase compared to the previous year. Read more on Fashion United

Digital

9 August 2022 - 17:45

TikTok parent ByteDance acquired a hospital group in China TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is making some pretty heavy bets on the healthcare space as it acquired Amcare, which runs high-end children’s and women’s hospitals across China. Read more on TechCrunch

9 August 2022 - 8:50

Canoo closes quarter with $1bn in sales pipeline US-based electric vehicle company Canoo has released its second-quarter results, showing a net loss of $164.4m but $1bn worth of sales in the pipeline. Read more on TechCrunch

Private Equity

8 August 2022 - 17:51

Riverside-backed SureWerx acquires MEGAComfort International Leading global supplier of professional tools, SureWerx, which is backed by The Riverside Company, has acquired MEGAComfort International, a provider of clinically proven and field-tested footwear accessories. Read more on PE Hub

6 August 2022 - 16:19

Eurazeo backs Sevetys The Paris-based investment firm is poised to invest nearly €250m in Sevetys, a leading veterinary services provider with over 200 clinics throughout France. Through this investment, Eurazeo will support Sevetys in the next phase of its expansion. Read more on Private Equity Wire

Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

9 August 2022 - 8:24

IHG reports positive results as the business recovers from the pandemic The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza chains has reported that operating profits doubled to $377m on revenue up 49% to $840m in the six months to the end of June. Read more on The Times

9 August 2022 - 8:21

Lion sells Magic Rock and Fourpure breweries and bars Lion, the Australian brewing firm ultimately owned by Kirin, of Japan, has sold its UK operations to Odyssey Inns. The deal includes the Fourpure and Magic Rock breweries in London, Huddersfield and Holmfirth, amongst others. Read more on Propel

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