Recent posts by Gareth Lofthouse
April 23rd 2012
Tesco remains a formidable retail player, but there’s no doubt it has lost some of its lustre in the past 12 months. While the company still has a 30% share of the UK market and expanding operations overseas, the outlook has been looking less rosy ever since the company issued a profit warning back in January.
April 13th 2012
I’ve recently developed an unhealthy obsession with tales of corporate woe. The traditional case study presents a shining exemplar of business success, but increasingly I find myself drawn to a sub genre that specialises in gargantuan flops and failures.
It seems I am not alone, judging from the number of column inches, blogs and comments devoted to Kodak's sad decline in recent months. This culminated with one of the biggest and most innovative businesses of the 20th century filing for bankruptcy.