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  • We know it’s not always cost effective, easy or convenient to live life in a planet friendly way, so we’ve given you 12 easy, low cost and convenient ways that you can help our planet in the lead up to Christmas! Use recyclable wrapping paper,......

  • In recent days, significant awareness events have taken place to prick our collective conscience and remind us of the immediacy of the climate crisis. Landmarks around the world have turned off their lights to highlight the issue during “Earth Hour”. The fashion and beauty magazine......

  • Yesterday, Nike unveiled a brand-new shoe, the GO FlyEase, which uses a unique design that allows for completely hands-free entry.   The shoe is part of Nike’s broader FlyEase family, which consists of more than 20 easy-entry footwear styles and according to Nike, is an, “accessible and......

  • Older people are driving the surge in online retail and could be instrumental in the bounce back of the UK economy, but brands must work harder to serve them, says Insight with Passion’s Executive Advisor Harry Gration.  2020 saw more over 55s than ever embrace online shopping, but......

  • In her latest for Forbes.com, our founder Kate Hardcastle discusses the importance of UK high streets and what must be done in order to revive them.    As Covid-19 has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives, it has changed our behaviour as consumers for the......

  • As DreamToys reveals predictions on the most sought after Christmas toys for 2020, we examine the trends behind the list and what families will be really seeking out this Christmas. The Top 12 Toys for Christmas were revealed today, in an announcement that has been......

  • Here we take a look at how UK tourism has been impacted by coronavirus and identify 5 key changes to consumer behaviour… COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core, affecting everything from how we live and work to how we spend our social time,......

  • With UK consumers set to start their Christmas shopping and preparations earlier this year (Ebay), now is the time to get your retail business ready. We’ve analysed the latest retail trends and put together some top tips to help your business deliver a successful ‘Golden Quarter’......

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As a global, go-to consumer specialist and multi award-winning business consultant and commentator, Kate Hardcastle is regular Forbes.com contributor, covering retail and consumers.

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