Archive | May, 2013

Movers & Shakers Q&A with Jason Weston

Brought to you by Retail Insider and K3 Retail Jason Weston, chief operating officer, Notonthehighstreet.com 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? We are still relatively early in our development at notonthehighstreet.com and in high growth mode, so the opportunities are broad and far reaching. Our UK customers have a high engagement with […]

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Naked Wines and Wine Society rise up table of Top 25 drinks retail sites

Brought to you by Retail Insider and Cookie Reports Naked Wines and The Wine Society make major upward moves but still fail to make it into the top 10 of the table of the UK’s Top 25 leading drinks retailing websites for May that is again headed by Spar (UK). Naked Wines jumps five places […]

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Retailers deliver poor personalisation

It’s impossible to escape the increasingly loud talk of personalisation. There is a growing recognition that the massive amounts of customer behavioural data collected from shoppers’ visits to websites represents a significant opportunity for retailers. If only it was But the reality is that very few merchants are using the goldmine that largely sits wastefully […]

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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] 8:00am Monday – Reviewing a recent assignment I called to speak to a board director at a travel leisure […]

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Introduce markets to save weak shopping centres

Injecting the excitement of a traditional market into a shopping centre environment could be the saviour of up to 300 poorly performing developments scattered around the UK. Old Spitalfields Market in full flow This is the view of Malcolm Ball, chief executive of Wellington Markets, which runs 16 markets around the UK including the flagship […]

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Innovative Retailer – Lakeland

Brought to you by Retail Insider and PCMS The Name: Lakeland   The Place: 64 stores in the UK and 7 stores across the Middle East.              The Story:  Lakeland is the kind of shop that inspires a very specific kind of devotion in its customers and there are lots of them, mainly women. […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Jeremy Fennell

Brought to you by Retail Insider and K3 Retail Jeremy Fennell, UK e-commerce and DSGiB director, Dixons Retail 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? Multi-channel is the way people shop so following the customer is the opportunity. The store network and the people we have enable the service we offer to be […]

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