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Leadership & Talent

“No leader should be overly focused on today’s business – great leaders set their teams up to be successful today on the work they did years and months before, and look over the horizon to prepare for the future,” said Bill McRaith over Zoom, from...

Portrait of Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies

In for a penny… In conversation with Pennies CEO, Alison Hutchinson CBE

ESG

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

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People, leadership & talent

New labour: why hospitality’s workforce shortage could be a…

In July last year, a Manchester restaurant made headlines after receiving nearly 1,000 applications in 24 hours for a receptionist role. The pandemic had led to a scramble for work and the number of people looking for jobs far outweighed the job openings...

Trends, strategy & emerging markets

“Great leaders look over the horizon”: in conversation with…

“No leader should be overly focused on today’s business – great leaders set their teams up to be successful today on the work they did years and months before, and look over the horizon to prepare for the future,” said Bill McRaith over Zoom, from...

Concepts, marketing & creative direction

Dame sustainable applicator tampons

The future is femtech, period.

For decades, conversations around women’s health and personal care have been surrounded by embarrassment, stigma and misinformation. From a consumer goods perspective, this lack of open discussion resulted in a stale marketplace, with a distinctly...

Tech & innovation

The kidswear market is growing up fast

The global fashion and luxury sector has received a battering in the last year or so. But one segment, which often goes unnoticed, is going from strength to strength: the childrenswear market. Historically dominated by a handful of traditional players,...

Diversity & inclusion

How to recruit with diversity at front of mind

In partnership with WiHTL, The MBS Group is delighted to publish the Recruiting for Diversity Toolkit - a 10-point guide best practice when it comes to hiring as a tool for improving organisational diversity and...

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

Inclusion at the core of recovery: the WiHTL 2021 Annual Report

Inclusion at the core of recovery: a look at diversity and inclusion in the hospitality, travel and leisure sector

According to research from Forbes, women make between 70 and 80 percent of travel decisions, and are also the dominant decision-makers when it comes to choosing restaurants. So why aren’t more businesses in the hospitality, travel and leisure (HTL)...

 

Inclusion at the core of recovery: the WiHTL 2021 Annual Report

The MBS Group is delighted to present Inclusion at the core of recovery: the WiHTL 2021 Annual Report bringing you the latest in-depth research on the state of Diversity & Inclusion in the Hospitality, Travel & Leisure industry from The MBS Group,...

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MBS News

Retail

23 July 2021 - 8:43

Retail sales rise in June According to latest data from the Office for National Statistics, the amount spent at retailers jumped 13.1% in June compared to the same month last year. Gains were seen by food stores, which enjoyed a 4.2% uptick in volumes. Read more on Retail Week

23 July 2021 - 8:05

Ikea, B&Q, Superdrug & Dunelm make pledge to support staff facing domestic abuse Ikea, B&Q and Superdrug have become part of an industry campaign set up by Dunelm and charity Retail Trust to raise awareness of how the retail sector can better support employees facing domestic abuse. Read more on Retail Gazette

Consumer Goods & Services

23 July 2021 - 8:09

War Paint for Men launches ‘world first’ men’s make-up store The British male grooming brand has made its first foray into bricks and mortar, opening what it is calling the 'world's first men's make-up store'. Read more on Cosmetics Business

23 July 2021 - 8:07

Medina Dairy enters merger with Freshways UK dairy processors Medina Dairy and Freshways Dairy have announced a merger agreement. The merged business, called Medina Freshways, will have a combined turnover of £400m. Read more on FoodBev

Fashion, Lifestyle & Luxury

23 July 2021 - 8:47

Giorgio Armani announces latest sustainability push The Italian luxury brand has set a new string of environmental objectives to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Armani Group announced its intentions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 50% by 2030. Read more on Fashion Network

23 July 2021 - 8:14

Sketchers posts record second quarter Thanks to a strong performance in both its international and domestic markets, Sketchers has reported a 117.5% uptick in sales for its second quarter. The footwear company achieved record quarterly sales of over $1.6bn. Read more on Fashion United

Digital

23 July 2021 - 8:23

Snap Inc. sees highest growth in four years The owner of Snapchat has reported the highest growth rates since late 2017, as new features attracted more users. Snap’s revenue jumped 116% to $982m, well above the expectation of $845.9m. Read more on Reuters

23 July 2021 - 8:21

Twitter beats revenue targets Advertising revenue at the social media giant reached $1.05bn, up 87% from the year-ago quarter, and beat Wall Street estimates of $909.9m. Twitter also matched analyst estimates on daily active user growth. Read more on Reuters

Private Equity

23 July 2021 - 8:25

Stonegate Group seeks to raise $165m The UK’s largest pub company, which is backed by private equity group TDR Capital, has launched a senior secured notes offering as it looks to raise £165m to finance capital expenditure in its company-owned pubs. Read more on Propel Hospitality

22 July 2021 - 8:23

Eurazeo Brands invests in men’s grooming label Lumin Eurazeo has announced a $53m minority investment in Pangaea Holdings, Inc., which owns a string of men's skincare and cosmetics brands including Lumin. Read more on WWD

Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

23 July 2021 - 8:31

German Doner Kebab looks to grow portfolio of foodservice businesses The Hero Brands-backed business plans to open 47 new restaurants in the UK during 2021, building significantly on the 12 opened during 2020. Read more on Propel Hospitality

23 July 2021 - 8:27

Whitbread’s Premier Plus format reaches 1,000-room milestone Whitbread will launch its flagship Premier Inn in Oxford city centre on Friday, marking the 1,000th room to open under its enhanced Premier Plus format. Premier Plus rooms feature amenities such as a rainfall shower with luxury toiletries. Read more on Propel Hospitality

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