All over for department stores scoring own goals

House of Fraser

COMMENT: For most football fans, the excitement and expectation of the World Cup will erode into anger and, finally, acceptance that behind the hope and blind faith, failure was always coming. Such emotions are being strongly felt in the retail market too – no more so than with the implosion of House of Fraser, writes EG retail and industrial analyst James Child

Retail: survival of the fittest?

COMMENT: I really don’t like shopping, which as a retail analyst is perhaps a peculiar admission and probably not for this piece, but there it is. Apparently though, many people do. So why is the retail landscape seemingly heading face-first into apocalypse, asks EG’s retail analyst James Child.