In the first of a new series of benchmark reports, Monocle puts the UK’s latest convenience store concept through its paces. Can Waitrose’s new baby live up to the standards of Japan’s kings of convenience?
It’s the considered and inspired extra touches of service that separate the merely good from the truly great and make bricks-and-mortar retail sing. From suit presses to gift wrapping, valets to clothes repair, Monocle…
As the northern hemisphere heads from winter into spring and the invitations to al fresco celebrations start rolling in, we thought a spring round-up would help take the pain out of purchasing presents.
Victor La Fleur’s unique approach to sourcing brands from across the world has enabled him to build a miniature clothing empire in his home town of Verbania – and to predict what is going to sell in 2008.