Blog: Dean BestCloudy conference out of step with vibrant city

Dean Best | 11 April 2008

Barcelona is so vibrant that the doom and gloom pervading the World Retail Congress seems out of step with the atmosphere elsewhere in the city.
 
The third and final day of the World Retail Congress in Barcelona has been a more muted affair - particularly on the food retailing front, and as the clouds gather above, it's easy to see the weather as a metaphor for the prospects for retailers over the next 12 to 18 months.
 
All in all, a fascinating and fun trip to Barcelona but one that may have left some of the executives present feeling a little uneasy...


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