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Consumer Products

Two years ago, we set out to analyse the state of inclusion and diversity in the consumer goods and grocery sector. At that point, conversations were not advanced, and schemes to promote inclusion were few and far between. Most businesses understood the...

Inclusion and Diversity in Consumer Goods and Grocery

Thought Leadership

The MBS Group, in partnership with IGD, is delighted to present Inclusion and Diversity in Consumer Goods and Grocery. The second edition of our research in the sector, the report tracks progress on the representation of women, ethnic minorities and...

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People, leadership & talent

Movement of the needle: inclusion and diversity in the…

Two years ago, we set out to analyse the state of inclusion and diversity in the consumer goods and grocery sector. At that point, conversations were not advanced, and schemes to promote inclusion were few and far between. Most businesses understood the...

Trends, strategy & emerging markets

Was the “Summer of 2020” a turning point? Reflecting…

One highlight of this past August for me was going to the cinema for the first time since lockdown 2020, and watching the film Summer of Soul. In 1969, a club singer, concert promoter and raconteur named Tony Lawrence convinced the New York City Parks...

Concepts, marketing & creative direction

From Thailand to the Highlands, a silver lining in…

As 2019 gave way to 2020, my wife and I set our sights on an early spring getaway. We spent the Christmas break poring over travel guides and quickly narrowed our focus to Southeast Asia. The brief was simple: to get away from it all, have ready access to...

Tech & innovation

Could the future of fashion be clothes that don’t…

How many fashion brands consistently generate over $5bn in revenue and $3bn in profits each year? Reading through the list of the top ten fashion retailers in 2020, Nike, Inditex and H&M are predictably top – but there is one retailer missing...

Diversity & inclusion

Was the “Summer of 2020” a turning point? Reflecting…

One highlight of this past August for me was going to the cinema for the first time since lockdown 2020, and watching the film Summer of Soul. In 1969, a club singer, concert promoter and raconteur named Tony Lawrence convinced the New York City Parks...

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 and Diversity in Consumer Goods and Grocery

The MBS Group, in partnership with IGD, is delighted to present Inclusion and Diversity in Consumer Goods and Grocery. The second edition of our research in the sector, the report tracks progress on the representation of women, ethnic minorities and...

 

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

25 November 2021 - 17:19

B&Q partners with Asda for latest concession store The DIY retailer has opened its latest shop-in-shop in Asda Lancaster, bringing the total to six concession stores. There has been a series of successful launches in several locations including Roehampton, Sheffield and Dagenham. Read more on Retail Gazette

25 November 2021 - 8:59

Carrefour reveals new concept store in Paris Carrefour has announced the opening of a new concept store in Paris, Carrefour Flash 10/10. Developed in collaboration with Californian start-up AiFi, the store features checkout-free technology. Read more on European Supermarket Magazine

Consumer Goods & Services

25 November 2021 - 17:19

General Mills proposes sale of dough businesses to Cérélia General Mills has announced its plans to sell its European dough businesses to Cérélia, a manufacturer of ready-to-bake dough solutions. The transaction is expected to complete by 2022. Read more

25 November 2021 - 9:00

BlueTriton Brands closes acquisition of Saratoga Spring Water BlueTriton Brands has acquired Saratoga Spring Water Company, a producer of premium spring water that delivers to customers in the hospitality and retail sector across the US. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more on Food Bev Media

Fashion, Lifestyle & Luxury

26 November 2021 - 7:51

Asda launches Gucci offering The grocer will offer 30 discounted Gucci pieces through its clothing brand George as part of a Black Friday proposition with vintage wholesaler Preloved. Prices in-store will start at £12. Read more on Drapers

25 November 2021 - 18:11

Mulberry plans UK production expansion Mulberry could expand its UK production, the company said after delivering a strong set of results this week. The CEO Thierry Andretta mentioned a 60% increase of the firm’s UK-made products, a rise compared to the pre-pandemic figure of 50%. Read more on Fashion Network

Digital

26 November 2021 - 8:38

ScS order growth up on 2019 The furniture retailer has reported 0.9% two-year like-for-like growth for the 16 weeks to 20 November, despite a reduction in footfall. Online orders on a two-year basis were up 38.5% in the period. Read more on The Retail Bulletin

26 November 2021 - 8:13

Tesla to inject £188m into Shanghai factory The electric car giant will use the investment to expand production capability by creating 4,000 more jobs, bringing the site's total workforce potential to 19,000. The factory, China's only JV-exempt car plant, has capacity to make 500,000 cars annually. Read more on Reuters

Private Equity

26 November 2021 - 8:54

Walter Capital sells stake in fashion eyewear retailer BonLook The Canadian private equity firm has sold its shares in the Montreal-based eyewear retailer to FYidoctors. The addition of BonLook strengthens the FYidoctors portfolio with new opportunities to expand the brand globally. Read more on PE Hub

25 November 2021 - 9:00

CenterGate exits TSC Apparel CenterGate Capital has sold TSC Apparel, a leading distributor in the wholesale apparel industry, to S&S Active wear, a national wholesaler offering apparel and accessories. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read more on PE Hub

Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

26 November 2021 - 7:33

Abu Dhabi takes over Etihad Holidays Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), which is owned by the Abu Dhabi state, has bought out the holidays branch of local airline Etihad, which is also government-owned. Etihad Holidays will merge with ADNEC's promotion arm Tourism 365. Read more on Breaking Travel News

26 November 2021 - 7:06

Five Guys to open first dark kitchens The American burger concept will open two delivery-only kitchens in London through Deliveroo Editions. Five Guys, which currently boasts 130 sites, is aiming to reach between 250 and 300 stores in the UK. Read more on Propel Hospitality

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