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The Phenomenon of Green Mothers

Heightened awareness and understanding of the impact of the sustainability agenda is impacting on society in many different ways.  In a recent article in Retail Review, Shannen Li identifes the emergence of ‘green mothers’ as an increasingly prominent segment of the consumer market that exert a significant influence on the values of the next generation.

Ian Schofield

Moving towards a plastic free environment

There can be few issues that have brought sustainability to the public consciousness in 2019 more than the role that packaging and waste plays in pollution of the environment.

Small Business Charter

An entrepreneurial celebration at the House of Lords

The Small Business Charter Summer Reception at the House of Lords provided an opportunity to hear about how business schools and small businesses are working together to benefit our society and economy.

SME Internationalisation – Innovation through sharing research and practice

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are important for economic sustainability, not only because of their capacity to create jobs but also due to their innovativeness and agility. 


Reshaping our Towns and Cities

At a conference earlier this year Bill Grimsey, author of two influential reviews on town centres, provided a vision for the future.

Death of the Christmas Ad

This year's highly-anticipated Christmas adverts have been more miss than hit, according to the critics.


Influencer marketing – the next big thing?

Very few things drive sales as effectively as word-of-mouth recommendations.

Retail briefing

The Future of Packaging

The Retail Institute’s inaugural Collaborative Industry Forum took place on 11th December 2018, looking at the Future of Packaging.

First year undergraduate students are having their eyes and ears opened to the delights of opera.

Our undergraduate students studying Marketing at Leeds Business School, are having their eyes and ears opened to the delights of opera.

Managing customers expectations and engagement

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven, world companies are playing catch-up and struggling to absorb new trends and changes. The speed with which people expect companies to respond to their needs and requirements, combined with how fast they can switch providers, is driving businesses to invest in personalised and automated solutions with the aim of producing better customer engagement.


Small Family Businesses: a key to economic resilience and sustainability

A report published earlier this year by the Institute for Family Businesses highlights the importance of family busineses to the UK economy. There are over 4.5 million of them in the UK, employing over 12 million people and contributing £460 billion to the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).