Blog: Retailers take on 'price' issue
Joe Ayling | 17 March 2011
It is day two of the Retail Week Conference in London, where Asda boss Andy Clarke will be presenting to the masses.
The supermarket recently vowed to make its grocery products 10% cheaper at the till than its rivals. Should Clarke follow suit with clothing, its value jeans will be
cheaper to replace than wash.
Yesterday's speakers said much about changing consumer needs, and whether value clothing is part of this remains to be seen. Many in the industry would like to see people buy frewer but better quality products, but the reality is that the likes of George and Primark thrived during the downturn.
In this morning's schedule at the Hilton Metropole, Clarke will follow on from the managing director of rival Waitrose, who is aply named Mark 'Price'. Also speaking today are Joseph Wan, CEO of Harvey Nichols, and John Lewis' head of multi-channel Simon Russell.
Check back for further coverage on just-style as the day goes on.
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