Encyclopedia Britannica Because psychological makeup, personal circumstances, and external influences all play a role in the formation of each person’s opinions, it is difficult to predict how public opinion on an issue will take shape. The same is true with regard to changes in public opinion. Some public opinions can be explained by specific events and circumstances, but in other cases the causes are more elusive. (Some opinions, however, are predictable: the public’s opinions about other countries, for example, seem to depend largely on the state of relations between the governments involved. Support for the creative economy (28th November 2012) Written Evidence submitted by the British Fashion Council [SCE 084] This submission is made on behalf of the British Fashion Council (BFC) by Caroline Rush (Chief Executive) and Simon Ward (Chief Operating Officer). The BFC welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s call for submissions relating to the support for the creative industries.
Essential items top consumer shopping lists but economic worries top woes Published on August 25th, 2010 While Britain may be officially out of recession, latest research from British Lifestyles, Mintel’s flagship report, reveals two thirds of consumers are still worried about the state of the economy and that five out of the top six worries are economic, highlighting the impact the recent financial climate has made. Moreover, Mintel finds that given the new Government’s determination to reduce the finance deficit, two new economy-related worries have become prominent in 2010: cutbacks in public spending and the state of the NHS. Immigration and the Iraq war have also risen into public consciousness, with the former now ranking as the nation’s number three concern. Richard Perks, Research Director at Mintel said: ” consumers continue to be influenced by uncertainty about their own and the economy’s short-term future and the level of concern about unemployment has hardly changed in the past year and personal finance.
How Mango used Localisation and Internationalisation to Conquer High Street Global Fashion - Mango, the once small Barcelona fashion store, has gone global. In this article, Spanish translator and localisation expert, Tania Gonzalez Veiga, looks at how Mango used localisation and internationalisation to expand globally and become a high street name... Huge companies don’t just “play” with tangible goods, but want to be a living part of a culture.
British women spent a staggering £3.5 billion on shoes in 2012... but two thirds never leave the closet The average women owns 19 pairs of shoes but wears just seven One in 20 said they owned more than 50 pairs of high heelsChristian Louboutin was the most coveted shoe designer By Ruth Styles Published: 16:09 GMT, 21 February 2013 | Updated: 16:28 GMT, 21 February 2013 Whether it's Manolo Blahnik, Kurt Geiger or even New Look, no one could ever doubt that women love to splash the cash on a new pair of heels. Retail Forecast for 2018 - Centre for Retail Research, Nottingham UK Retail in 2018 - Shop numbers, Online and the High Street The Centre for Retail Research published its analysis of how UK retailing will have changed by 2018 on 28 May 2013, entitled Retail Futures 2018 forecasts that by 2018: Total store numbers will fall by 22%, from 281,930 today to 220,000 in 2018. Job losses could be around 316,000 compared to today The share of online retail sales will rise from 12.7% (2012) to 21.5% by 2018 or the end of the decade. There will be a further 164 major or medium-sized companies going into administration, involving the loss of 22,600 stores and 140,000 employees.
Traditional fashion calendar fuels overconsumption and waste Yesterday was the final day of London Fashion Week, a celebration of spring/summer 2015 collections, following a tradition started by Parisian couture houses in the early 21st century of showing collections six to eight months prior to shipment. Today, spring/summer collections are debuted on the catwalk in September and October and delivered to stores between January and March while the autumn/winter collections are debuted in February and March and delivered between July and September. In between, seasons known as resort and pre-fall are designed to come to shops in midwinter and midsummer respectively. Kate McGregor, owner of the sustainable retailer Kaight, says most of her customers won’t begin shopping for sweaters and coats until October or even November once the weather really cools, and will continue to do so well into February, when the fashion calendar dictates that consumers should be shopping spring.
River Island Clothing Co. Limited: Private Company Information - Businessweek River Island Clothing Co. Limited operates and franchises a chain of apparel stores. It offers clothing, dresses, tops, T-shirts/vests/sweats, coats/jackets, leather/leather look jackets, capes/kimonos, blazers, knitwear, jeans, skirts, trousers, shorts, leggings, coordinates/matching sets, playsuits/jumpsuits, swimwear/beachwear, and lingerie/nightwear; and shoes/boots, bags/purses, accessories, jewelers, watches, sunglasses, gifts, beauty products, and socks for women and girls. The Average Woman Spends Almost $25,000 On Shoes In Her Lifetime! How About You?: Glamour.com If I'm being completely honest here, I'll confess that I've spent more money on shoes in the past two years than my first car was probably worth (which isn't saying that much, considering my 1990 Ford Tempo was probably one of the last-ever cars with hand cranking windows and got quite cantankerous when the temp rose above 65 outside). But I don't feel as guilty about that as I might have if I hadn't come across a new study that says we women spend $25,000 on stilettos and sneakers in our lifetime... Today's Daily Express points out a new survey that shows the average woman will buy 469 pairs of shoes in her lifetime with an overall price tag of about $25,000--or $53 per pair. "The survey of 3,000 women, by Gocompare.com, shows that the average woman has about 19 pairs of shoes - three pairs with heels, six pairs of flip-flops, sandals, ballet pumps or wedges, three pairs of boots and four pairs of 'foxy-style' shoes for nights out.
British Fashion Council At a press conference to open London Fashion Week Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, announced updated figures showing substantial growth in the UK fashion industry over the past five years. The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion; up from £21 billion in 2009. Showing an increase of 22% in nominal terms (source: Oxford Economics 2014) The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs (source: Oxford Economics 2014). This is a decrease of 2.3% from 2009 Whilst employment figures have dropped overall the increased contribution to UK GVA reflects higher productivity within the fashion sector. The British Fashion Council is committed to supporting growth in the sector which it hopes will lead to more employment opportunities Fashion’s total contribution to the economy via both indirect support for supply chain industries and induced spending of employee’s wage income is estimated to have risen to over £46 billion.
25 Shocking Fashion Industry Statistics Flickr/uair01/CC BY 2.0 There are over 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion! If you count one number a second without stopping until you reach a billion, you’d be counting for 31 years, 259 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds. That’s how much a billion is. River Island Marketing Group Accompanied Shop and Wardrobe AuditBiog of target customer:§ Age:§ Occupation:§ ACORN category:§ Diffusion of Innovation classification:§ Where they usually shop:§ How often they go shopping:§ How much they spend a month on clothing:§ Their reasons for shopping at River Island:§ How often they shop in River Island: Accompanied Shop:Target customer will be taken to River Island,...., and will lead the market researcher around the stores, and be asked to look at denim in particular.Notes and photographs will be taken to record the following: § Direction in which shopper moved around the store§ Dwell time at different products and displays, including denim§ Products browsed including order in which browsed§ Products purchased§ Preferences expressed§ Price sensitivity? Wardrobe Audit:Take photos and record comments on the following:§ Pick out 6 of your favourite items in your wardrobe (from any retailer):- Where did you buy them from?
The shoe seduction One in 10 women spend more than £1,000 a year on shoes while 8% own more than 100 pairs each, according to a new survey. What is it with women and shoes? For many females, Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw summed it up perfectly when she was mugged in an episode of the series. "Please sir, you can take my Fendi Baguette, you can take my ring and my watch, but don't take my Manolo Blahniks," she begged.