Archive | October, 2010

Netto couldn’t handle the UK’s big boys

So now we know. Netto abandoned the UK by selling out to Asda Wal-Mart because the might of the country’s big grocers ultimately caused it too much grief. Speaking at the World Retail Congress in Berlin Claus Juel-Jensen, managing director of Netto International, admitted that the aggressive competition from the likes of Tesco, Asda, Morrisons […]

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Universal benefits of multi-channel

You’d have to be living down a very deep hole not to have recognised that multi-channel retail is the way to go for merchants that have a physical stores estate. On day one of the World Retail Congress in Berlin this week delegates were given yet more evidence of the benefits of operating across multiple channels […]

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Part two of a series on retail payments rip-offs

He knows the banking industry but they don’t want to know him Confusion reigns at the point-of-sale as retailers haven’t a clue what payment cards they are accepting from customers. It used to be oh so simple – it was either a debit or credit card. But this is no longer the case in this […]

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Consumers couldn’t care less about reducing waste

The big downside to retail is that it involves consumers. This fickle, and sometimes annoying, bunch can be a real pain in the neck. Nowhere are they more irritating than when it comes to waste, recycling and anything else to do with saving the planet. Loads of waste – lovely They send out so many conflicting messages. In only the past […]

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