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  • Why we want our gin and vodka to be craft Why we want our gin and vodka to be craft

    Around 90% of people worldwide consider spirits to be an affordable luxury. No longer is drinking vodka, rum and gin just a means of intoxication – it's an experience to be savoured. But with the definition of ‘craft’ unclear, is it becoming little more than a marketing tag?

  • Canada's luxury market is set to boom Canada's luxury market is set to boom

    In September 2014, Nordstrom opened its first flagship store in Canada. It's planning to add 1.1 million sqaure feet of retail space to the Canadian luxury market - with Saks and Jimmy Choo following suit. Could Canada become a major new luxury player?

  • Barclays Family Springboard Mortgage: flying the nest with help from mum and dad Barclays Family Springboard Mortgage: flying the nest with help from mum and dad

    House prices are soaring, and the average age of a first-time buyer is now 35. Student debt and a highly competitive job market is forcing 36% of Millennials to live with their parents. The Barclays Family Springboard Mortgage has a solution: borrow from the bank of mum and dad.

  • Tiger: the posh pound shop taking over the British high street Tiger: the posh pound shop taking over the British high street

    Tiger, a Danish discount retailer with a difference, is winning over British shoppers with its irresistible formula of stylish, fun and cheap products. How has it managed to earn a reputation as the UK high street's most intriguing new ‘posh pound shop’?