Blog: Wax lightens up retail event

Joe Ayling | 5 April 2011

just-style headed into London this afternoon for the Retail London Conference, only to find out it was being hosted by comedian Ruby Wax.

"I would've been a model if my legs were longer," she opens up. In fairness, Wax is doing herself proud, using her humour and substantial shopping experience to keep delegates entertained.

First up was former Asda chairman Andy Bond, who, with Wax unaware beforehand he had left the company, was quizzed about what he was up to.

Now consulting for retailers including Republic in the UK, Bond has kept pace with the consumer environment, and feels the real retail recession is still to come. "2011 and 2012 are going to be very tough years," he says.

Nevertheless, Wax sees opportunities right here right now, tapping up attendees from Harvey Nicholls and Urban Outfitters for goodies regardless.

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