For several years Jacqueline has written a bi-monthly column for leading publication Retail Week. Jacqueline shares her thoughts and opinions on the world of retail and which retailers are getting it right and which may need to re-focus. As the woman behind one of the UK’s most unique and successful retail brands, Jacqueline’s column most definitely reflects this and is always an informative and entertaining read.
Below you will find the most recent columns that Jacqueline has written for Retail Week.
Retail Week December 2015 There s nothing wrong with grabbing a bargin
December 18th, 2015
Retail Week October 2015 The VW scandal points to a greater issue of trust
Retail Week June 2015 Harness the potential of customer curiosity
Retail Week March 2015 My politics, like my products, are always blue
Retail is a simple game, complicated by others. If in any doubt, go back to the grandees of trade and ask yourself in any situation what would Ken Morrison, Jack Cohen or Bernard Lewis do?
Retail Week August Retail Life
Those of you who practice pilates or yoga will understand the benefits they offer are mainfold. They go far beyond toe-touching agility and right to your very core.
What I m a Celebrity can teach us
December 10th, 2013
Nothing says its nearly Christmas like settling down in front of a roaring fire, switching on the telly and watching minor celebrities getting covered in cockroaches
Make your business the perfect fit
October 11th, 2013
If we don t understand how they want that bra to make them feel, then it s not going to be right for them
John Lewis to drive loyalty with rewards card launch
October 11th, 2013
John Lewis is to launch its first loyalty scheme as it aims to build knowledge of its customers and fill a gap in its armory
Start from scratch for the best ideas
Don t settle for retail evolution, aim for revolution instead, says Jacqueline Gold
Seasonal launches are outdated
Oscar Wilde once said that conversation about the weather is the large refuge of the unimaginative . Given that, for most of my life, I have been creating things that simulate the imagination
Facts are fine but we need passion
January 22nd, 2013
I ve always been slightly uncomfortable with the fact that we are taught by good business practice and no doubt the finest business schools to make decisions based primarily on facts and figures. Those of us who I d call retail traders know that successful retailing is often intuitive.
The Difference is in the extra 1%
It’s been an amazing few weeks from Danny Boyle’s wonderful celebration of everything that makes us proud to be British in the Olympic Opening Ceremony to the Games themselves, with so extraordinary athletes and outstanding performances.