Pure London - Win new customers


Pure London Trade Show has started on February 14th for 3 days.

As the business is becoming more challenging, the question we all have is
"how will we maintain or grow sales"?
At GFM, we prefer to focus on profits with the clients and act as operations improvement specialists.
They see us as Change and Growth Accelerator.

• Did you reach your mesurable goals for 2015?
• What have you changed in 2016 to ensure you can see noticeable positive impacts on the results for this year?
• Do you believe we would gain if we had a sounding board, coach or mentor to work with us when we face difficult decisions? 
Even at GFM, we work with our partners who act as sounding board.

Let's share some more questioning and solutions...


Modtissimo - Modatex - Exelencia Portugal - Thierry Bayle: Fashion Speaker

MODATEX, Porto - Portugal - February 24th and 25th.

MODATEX has invited Thierry Bayle, Founder of GFM to speak at the MODTISSIMO international fashion trade show event and he will bring his experience on how to build internationally a successful Fashion Brand.

"Learn in less than an hour what other Brands have failed to learn in over 5 years."

Join us for this interactive seminar on February 24th at 4.30pm.
Send your questions pror to the event or get them ready for the day. It is about your challenges and your opportunities.

Location: Auditorium - Porto Airport
MODATEX - Full programme

Also joining the event is
Miguel Dias from CEO WORLD

Gong Xi Fa Cai - Year of the Monkey

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

As the Founder of GFM has lived and worked in Singapore & South East Asia, he is very close to many Chinese people, brands and of course it is always a delight to go for Chinese Food as well.

What have been some highlights...

London Edge - Alternative, Street, Gothic and more

LONDON EDGE trade show will run from February 7th to 9th 2016.
Taking place at Olympia, West London, it is the perfect show for those working in alternative Fashion, Street, Punk & Gothic apparel and accessories.

What has been a highlight at London Edge over the years is the ability to create a theatrical presentation for buyers and exhibitors.

Check it out!

Which brands can you discover at London Edge?

LBHF - Retail & Merchandising event - February 10th - Hammersmith

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) is organising monthly business and networking events and have asked the Founder of GFM to attend and deliver retail buying and merchandising tools and tips.

Thierry Bayle from GFM will be joined by a second Retail speaker to ensure you identify clear solutions to grow your Retail Business.

Thierry has been a regular retail & fashion speaker (Bubble, Moda UK, Pure London, UKTI, Whos Next ) and will share over 20 years' experience in the UK, Europe and the USA.
He also writes for the trade press ( see his latest article in MWB-MensWearBuyer ).

Come with many business cards, network with the attendees and start getting more from events.
Thierry wants to deliver an interactive presentation so come with the opportunities or challenges you face and share them with him. 
Leave the day with answers that will make a difference to your cash, to your sales and your profits.

#Retail - Treat your stock with Respect!


As we look back on 20 years' experience in stock or inventory management / open to buy both in the USA, Europe with over 400 clients, we realise that many Brands or Retailers fail to properly recognise the importance of the stock in improving sales, profits and customer traffic. 

As a multilabel store, your Cost Of Good Sold (COGS) could represent 40 to 55% of your net sales.
As a mono Brand store, your COGS could represent 15 to 35% of net sales.
And yet, many Retail events will not discuss how you can do a better buying.

Let me tell you a little story:

Boutique2Mode - GFM at Who's Next - Retail Expert Club

GFM is one of the 6 Retail Experts avalable at WHO's NEXT ( Retail Expert Club - Hall 2.2 ) and focusing on all your opportunities and challenges relating to
Buying, merchandising and open to buy.
However an ybusiness question can be raised.

Free 1-2-1 meeting.

Daily Seminar at 3.30pm - January 22nd to 25th 2016
The Art & Science of buying or How to forecast sales at over 90% accuracy.

Speaker: Thierry Bayle

WeAr Select - New Show in London

It's all about the Trend!

The brand list for the premier edition of B2B fashion & footwear fair, WeAr Select London, has been annouced.
Preview the 35 key pieces from over 150 brands from around the world, including key players such as
J-Brand, Victorinox, Hudson, La Martina, Blauer, Eleventy and Gaastra.
Alongside up and coming brands like
Nagatani, Jason Ashley, Katlin Kaljuvee, Daniel Won, Ellie Mae and Ziztar.

Open from 10am – 7pm on the 9th and 10th January 2016, WeAr Select will be a celebration of talent. Bringing to life the pages of leading global fashion trade publication WeAr Global Magazine. Both brands and buyers will not only be connected by the show itself, but also with an extensive follow-up through the digital and printed media channels provided by the WeAr global group making WeAr Select the first mutually beneficial trade show of its kind.

WeAr Select is dedicated to providing unparalleled trend information and context to its guests, and so has teamed up with world leading trend organisation WGSN, who will be presenting the trends for A/W 16/17 through series of exclusive mood boards and projections.

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