Day: October 13, 2020

What’s the secret behind Apple’s success?

Design thinking is at the heart of every business, including Apple, who have enjoyed enormous success.

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There’s no doubt about it: there’s an emotional relationship between consumers and Apple products. With a fantastic brand recognition and consumer loyalty, Apple  is ranked by consumers as one of the top three global companies they were ‘unable to live without’ by MBLM’s Brand Intimacy Study.

Apple is very effective in inspiring an emotional relationship with its  customers. But what is it that makes Apple products different from their competitors’ offerings? How do they manage to consistently lead the market through creative design and innovation?

Using Design Thinking to Fuel Innovation

Before Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, Apple suffered from a lack of strategy and many failed products. In 1997, Apple

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UK shoppers spend £261m more on alcohol amid Covid pub curfew

Britons spent an extra £261m on alcohol in grocery stores last month as the government’s eat out to help out scheme came to an end and a 10pm curfew on pubs and bars began.

Total sales in supermarkets and corner shops rose 10.6% in the four weeks to 4 October, up from 8% in the previous month, with stores the busiest they had been since a wave of stockpiling in March according to the latest market data from research firm Kantar.

Sales of toilet roll and flour rose by 64% and 73% respectively in the week to 27 September, but Fraser McKevitt, the head of retail and consumer insight at the data company Kantar, said there was little evidence of panic buying as the number of supermarket trips that week was well below that before the national lockdown.

“Shoppers are moving a greater proportion of their eating and drinking back

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Dennis named publisher of Albuquerque Business First

Keith Dennis

Keith Dennis has been named market president and publisher of Albuquerque Business First, an American City Business Journals publications.

Editor Rachel Sams writes, “Dennis succeeds Candace Beeke, who was recently named publisher of the Portland Business Journal.

“‘Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico are in a great position to be a leader in innovation and entrepreneurial growth. Even during a global pandemic, I know the New Mexican business community will rise above and thrive. The Albuquerque Business First team that Candace Beeke built is phenomenal. I am excited to come alongside them and lead us to future successes for the betterment of the business community,’ Dennis said.

“Dennis joined Business First parent company American City Business Journals as an audience development account executive at the Austin Business Journal and was promoted to audience development director in 2015.”

Read more here.

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