Archive | July, 2011

Amazon to buy Ocado – now that would be interesting

What Amazon UK needs to do is buy Ocado as an entry point into making a meaningful mark in the UK food sector. Ocado in partnership with Amazon. By recently appointing former Asda director Doug Gurr to operate in a strategic role the potential for such a transaction must have moved significantly closer. There are […]

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Online retail sales heading for a fall

It has long-since been achnowledged that online sales will continue to show significant growth for some years to come – leaving store sales for dust. Online sales: not good. But signs are emerging that this saviour of the retail sector is running out of steam for some retailers. According to the recent Martec International ‘IT […]

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Punch-up on the cards between Visa and MasterCard

Visa is distancing itself from some of the practices of its great rival MasterCard as both face ongoing accusations that they are over-charging retailers on transaction charges. Gloves are off between Visa and MasterCard Over the years they have been accused of working rather monopolistically but not any more as Visa is looking to land […]

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Guest Slot – Recruitment Insider-Nigel Sapsed

Baking is exciting. Not the tired old-school bakers that once littered the high street which have gradually been consigned to the dustbin along with other outdated retail offers. No, I mean the artisan bakers whose delicacies might be priced at the top-end but they are selling high quality products. Gail’s: one of a batch of high-end […]

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Real group buying makes a return

Groupon, LivingSocial and a host of other such businesses have been masquerading as group-buying sites but this is wrong as they are nothing more than deliverers of Daily Deals. Group buying should be about consumers combining their purchases to cut a deal on a volume basis with manufacturers and suppliers. The more buyers there are then […]

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