Archive | September, 2011

Innovative Retailers Part 1 – Twitter to the rescue

The Shop: The Big Green Bookshop The Place: the gritty streets of Wood Green in North London The Owners: Tim West and Simon Key The Story: Opened in March 2008. Having taken a pay-cut to get out of the Oxford Street branch of Waterstone’s (“where  you sell units not books and manage spreadsheets”) Key came […]

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Private label is for everybody

The reason for the success of Ikea is not down to the price and size of its meatballs. It is down to its range of unique, exclusive products that have given it the ability to massively differentiate itself from the rest of the market. At the World Retail Congress in Berlin this week, Anders Dahlvig, former chief executive […]

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Plastic shouldn’t be the only way to pay online

Internet connectivity in Russia is at a lower level than many other European nations and this clearly has an adverse effect on the amount of online commerce undertaken in the country. But with only a piddling 5% of consumers purchasing goods online this is staggering low even with the unsurprisingly modest internet penetration among the Russian population. This is especially […]

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Guest Slot – Recruitment Insider-Nigel Sapsed

Many of you will no doubt have eaten in Pizza Express and been served up decent quality pizzas and maybe some dough balls to keep your kids quiet. Well the group recently served up something of world class quality – the announcement that the business had appointed the president of McDonald’s Europe to run the […]

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Footfaller: The Shopper`s View Part 1

Hands up everyone who enjoys a secret rummage through the reduced label pile in the supermarket? Almost everyone likes getting something cheaper than it otherwise would be and there are few who have not snaffled a bargain at some point. But hands up again who has bothered to check their receipt to find out if […]

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Multi-channel/e-commerce Movers & Shakers Top 100 Report

Multi-channel and e-commerce is one of the few bright, shiny spots within retail so it is no surprise that there is great demand for people with expertise in this field. Find out who is in this year’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers. This was one of the reasons why last year Retailinsider.com launched  the first Multi-channel/e-commerce Movers […]

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The store, just what is it good for?

We’ve banged on before on Retailinsider.com about the role that stores will play in a multi-channel future and we’ve looked into the crystal ball for clues about how bricks and mortar will stack up in a digital world. Will bricks and mortar stack-up in the future. The guessing might now be over because although the […]

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