Archive | September, 2012

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

Hash Ladha and Ish Patel of Aurora Fashions topped the table in the Retailinsider.com Multi-channel/e-commerce Movers & Shakers Top 100 for 2012, which was again sponsored by K3 Retail. They are both recognised in the report for driving a raft of changes at the fashion retailer including 90-minute delivery, fulfilment from stores, and replacing fixed […]

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Insiders’ view of the world of headhunting

Second part of the regular column – ‘Excerpts from a day in the life of a head-hunter’ working in the leisure/hospitality/retail sectors: Unfortunately such is the sensitivity of the head-hunting profession that it is rarely possible that the names of the Insiders’ clients can be divulged. All companies should be looking to the future 8:30am […]

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Guest slot – Steve Pearce of Green Room

So what exactly can physical stores learn from online retail? There is no doubt that the internet has fundamentally affected the role of stores within the retail mix. McKinsey reveals that in 2012 digital media has influenced 50% of UK in-store purchases – and this could rise to 80% by 2015. To adapt, stores must become […]

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The latest thinking on disruptive retail trends

‘Big Data’ is the buzz term and there is no doubt that retailers are awash with data. And the mountains that they are currently dealing with are only set to grow as retailers begin to grapple with information thrown off mobile devices and location-based applications. Don’t be drowned by data. The big problem with big […]

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Innovative Retailers – Thornton’s Budgens

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and PCMS The Name: Thornton’s Budgens The Place:Crouch End, London N8 and Belsize Park, London NW3 The Story: Thornton’s Budgens is in this column for two reasons. Firstly its quest to have the lowest carbon footprint of any existing supermarket in the world, which has all sorts of people turning […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Richard Weaver

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and K3 Retail Richard Weaver, e-commerce director, Majestic Wine 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? We have the potential to expand our business considerably, and online is a key aspect of this. Online retail provides cost effective forms of marketing to both reach new customers and retain […]

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Waste – far from a waste of time

The retail industry, aided by consumers, has a shocking record of food waste. Far too much good food is thrown away – because of a combination of retailers having to comply with over-zealous food regulations, and an element of laziness when looking at alternative ways of dealing with the problem. As for consumers, they have […]

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Retail Species – the pioneer

The Person: Julia Stafford The Company: The Wine Pantry The Job Title: Director The Story: There she was just minding her own business, working in the City on the legal shipping side of the oil and gas industry, dealing with liability and pollution claims. And just when it all seems settled your honour she winds […]

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Spar and Aldi top Drinks Retail Websites Table

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and Cookie Reports Spar (UK) made a return to form by jointly topping the table of the Top 25 UK’s leading drinks retailing websites for August, although it was helped by Aldi delivering a weaker performance this month. The German supermarket chain managed to score 7.62 out of 10 compared […]

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