In Brands We Trust: Why Companies are the New Communities

By Doug Stephens Image credit ABC News Moscow’s Red Square is virtually impossible to photograph in a way that fully captures the magnitude of the place. To the south, sits the immediately recognisable, 16th century Saint Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful, bulbous, ice cream-like spires. To the west, shrouded behind tall brick buttresses, lies the…

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The lure of coffee: EllaMia

This month sbe (not a household name but the owner of a large range of hospitality and leisure brands around the world) launched the first of a planned 20 outlets of its newest culinary brand EllaMia in London with a second unit to shortly open in Doha. EllaMia’s interior The shop is attached to the…

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COO: Change in staffing model key to Target’s success

Target says that changes to how it uses employees in its stores have been instrumental in the chain’s recent success. “We’ve made the stores the center of what we’re doing in digital. They’ve really driven the growth. We went a little bit different path than most retailers. We went down the path of the stores…

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