EDITOR'S COMMENT: A call to arms?

Samantha Loveday picks out the key points made by the BRC's director general.
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"It is time for retail to fight back. It is not the end of retail. It is the end of mediocrity."

These were the words of the director general of the British Retail Consortium, Stephen Robertson, as he addressed June’s BTHA Industry Day. 

While the whole event was, once again, superbly put together – with a line-up of speakers which this year included Olympic Gold medallist Jonathan Edwards CBE (who even tweeted ToyNews afterwards) – for me, Robertson stood out as he highlighted the latest retail trends and questioning whether we, as an industry, are really on top of the new channels...

Read this month's comment from Samantha Loveday.

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