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Angela Rumsey

Angela joined WGSN in 2006 as Senior Editor of the Business Strategy directory, and was pivotal in the launch of WGSN’s Marketing directory. She is now WGSN's Senior Editor for Retail Intelligence, responsible for biannual global retail trends content.

12 posts  |  Last entry Mar 23, 2015

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The Danger of Over-Messaging and the Rise of the ‘Deletist’ Consumer

In theory it’s never been a better time to be a brand or retail marketer with access to data increasing and opportunities to build …

North Mayfair renaissance continues with the arrival of Balmain

In what is another sign of the renaissance of north Mayfair as a major destination for luxury fashion retail French label Balmain officially opened …

Selfridges’ Agender – too much concept, not enough access

Selfridges’ much-anticipated, gender-neutral space Agender was unveiled in its London flagship last week but a quick visit over the weekend left us somewhat non-plussed. …

The Buzz from Retail Week Live

The word that’s been at the centre of retail conferences in recent years was noticeably absent from this year’s Retail Week Live event. Omnichannel …

The DropIt cart – Crown Estate’s ‘convenience’ offer for Christmas

London’s Crown Estate – the landlord behind Regent Street – has come up with a ‘surprise and delight’ way to encourage shoppers in the …

Taking a long-term bet on global retail trends – Mapic 2014

Retail’s annual real estate event Mapic came to a close in Cannes last week and as always it offers a fascinating long view on …

Delivery: both a brand experience and retail disruptor – Wired Retail conference

Yesterday’s highly anticipated Wired Retail conference in London covered much of the ground you’d expect from a magazine with a focus on What’s Next …

Small wins: Asos’s data-driven male models

Using data to discover which models appeal most to shoppers is nothing new for online retailer Asos, but this practice has now spread beyond …

Online Growing Pains: Why Ecommerce Players are Focusing on Service

Online sales remain a ‘good news story’ when it comes to market forecasts. In the last few weeks WGSN has reported online retail sales …

Three Key Themes from World Retail Congress 2014

With a central theme of disruption, the World Retail Congress in Paris this week has explored the challenges and opportunities in a new retail landscape.

Why Retailers are Focusing on ‘The Payment Experience’

A major stumbling block for retailers looking to create a better customer service online is around the checkout procedure. According to Amazon Europe around …

Why Heathrow is Ramping Up its Personal Shopping Service

London’s Heathrow airport debuted a number of retail firsts when its revamped Terminal 2 opened in early July, with both UK department store John …