Archive | March, 2013

Innovative Retailer – Card Factory

Brought to you by Retail Insider and PCMS The Name: Card Factory The Place: Around 650 shops all over the UK and headquartered in thrifty Yorkshire.The Story: Thrifty is the key word here – as it says on Card Factory bags “If it’s the thought that counts, why do others charge so much.”  In 1997 Dean […]

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Returns killing online fashion retailers

It is hardly news that returns are becoming a big issue for the UK’s clothing retailers. But the growing level of online sales is leading to returns reaching such proportions that they are causing some serious problems. Whose clothes mountain? We are not just talking about the weaker end of the industry or the less […]

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Aldi fends off Spar (UK) as top UK drinks retail website

Brought to you by Retail Insider and Cookie Reports Aldi managed to hold on to its position at the head of the table of the UK’s Top 25 leading drinks retailing websites for March despite losing ground to second-placed Spar (UK) that is working hard on boosting its wine and beer offer. The German supermarket […]

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Insiders’ view of the world of headhunting

‘Excerpts from 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] November 10:00am Thursday – Client appoints big-gun head-hunter I found out from a candidate that a long-standing client of […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Duncan Grant

Brought to you by Retail Insider and K3 Retail Duncan Grant, director of multi-channel, The Entertainer  1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? We have three key parts to our growth strategy; cross-border e-commerce, UK store expansion, and the opening of international stores through franchising. Each area offers a great opportunity for us […]

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Morrisons more multi-channel than you think

Amazon is a major worry to many retailers because it operates on a completely different planet to virtually any other retailer. Amazon: No ordinary retailer Its shareholders have long become accustomed to its objective of growing its market share in an increasing array of categories with almost disregard for margins and absolute complete disregard for […]

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Innovative Retailer – Just Eat

Brought to you by Retailinsider.com and PCMS The Name: Just Eat The Place: Headquartered in London but operating in 13 countries. The Story: So, we’re in Denmark and the year is 2001. And a company is launched which allows a hungry person to order a takeaway online after viewing a menu online and the thing […]

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