Archive | February, 2012

Movers & Shakers Q&A with Mark Lewis of CollectPlus

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and K3 Retail Mark Lewis, chief executive of CollectPlus 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? The rapid rise of Click and Collect services presents the biggest opportunity for our business. With over half of online consumers already using the service, this take-up indicates that customers are rejecting […]

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Tesco fighting for price consistency

The recent revelation that Tesco has been selling goods on Amazon’s site under the name Oakwood Distribution at prices that undercut its Tesco.com website is hardly surprising [This is Money article] AKA Tesco. The brouhaha seems to surround it doing so in a name other than Tesco. Anti-Tesco campaigners cite this as an example of […]

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Innovative Retailers – The Sampler

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and PCMS The Name: The Sampler The Place: Kensington, London and Islington, London. The Story: In a normal wine retailer you go in, you look up and down shelves in a pseudo knowledgeable way and you eventually pick one based on a)cost 2)type or c) because you like the label. […]

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Banks squeeze retailers on card fees – yet again

More than ever before retailers are being taken to the cleaners by the banks and card schemes. It’s always been the case but today it is fair to say that all the banks are at it, along with the card issuers. It might well be. Their appetite for seeking out new ways to line their […]

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Retail Species – The establishment – Michael Wainwright of Boodles

The Person: Michael Wainwright The Company: Boodles The Job Title: Joint managing director So, I’m guessing that running a family jewellery business means a lot of tantrums and tiaras? Boodles is certainly overrun with Wainwrights. Michael Wainwright’s brother Nicholas is the other managing director, his nephew Jody Wainwright is the diamond expert and another nephew […]

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Guinness’ past does not indicate its future

Who would have thought that after many years of very successful trading we would no longer have Woolworths on UK high streets and that the once-mighty HMV would be a shadow of its former self. And in the US the leader of the photography pack Kodak would now be effectively dead. Kodak: shuttered There is […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Joe Murray of Worldstores.com

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and K3 Retail Joe Murray, co-founder of Worldstores.com 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? Our intention is to become the definitive online destination for furniture and homewares – our mission is to sell “everything for the home”. Currently we are very strong in some categories such as […]

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Guest Slot – Analysis Insider – Sue Grist

‘New Look may close 100 stores’ ran the headline in the Financial Times recently, highlighting an increasingly common story of major retail chains off-loading stores as the internet continues to impact on revenues from their physical units. Just one of numerous store closure headlines. But it would be far too simplistic to think that rationalising […]

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