Archive | August, 2013

Guest Slot – Analysis Insider – Sarah Wilson

Innovation and entrepreneurialism are increasingly necessary in the world of retail – as companies need to adopt the most efficient ways of working and also create some differentiation from their competitors. So much is happening to create efficiencies through the likes of outsourcing and globalisation that retailers simply have to be involved. And in these […]

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Top UK drinks retailers websites perform strongly in August

The top five best performing retailers in the table of the UK’s leading drinks retailing websites made a break-away from the rest of the pack with their increased scores in August compared with last month. The top five all improved their performances, including top placed The Whisky Shop that achieved a score of 7.46 out […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Chris Morton, CEO, Lyst

Chris Morton, CEO, Lyst 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? The last ten years have been about proving that people will buy fashion online and changing the consumer mindset, done by moving offline retail models, like department stores and flash sales, online. The next ten years will be about totally new ways […]

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Innovative Retailer – London Transport Museum

The Name: The shop at the London Transport Museum The Place: The throbbing heart of the Metropolis – otherwise known as the old flower market at Covent Garden, WC2. The Story: The shop attached to the London Transport Museum is a mecca for… Wait! A museum shop – this is a joke right? Let me […]

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New Retail Insider

Eagle-eyed readers of Retail Insider might well have noticed that the site has undergone something of a change this week. Moving to a new platform will provide much greater flexibility in the way information is conveyed to the readership and will also offer the opportunity for greater interaction. It might also have been noticed that […]

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Strategic Designer Insider – Mariann Wenckheim

Category killers were all the rage for many years when their primary attributes of large out-of-town sheds with car parks and massive ranges of products were regarded as the key to success in retail. Things have clearly changed and at 20.20 we’ve had a number of briefs to turn these sheds into something a little […]

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Guest Slot – Analysis Insider – Sarah Wilson

Without doubt the question I’m most frequently asked by senior retailers is – do I know anybody who is good in multi-channel. Multi-channel: anybody good at this stuff?   Having considered the reason for this oft-asked question, I’ve concluded that it is possible that it simply is not clear what skills are required of somebody […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Jon Asbury, GO Outdoors

Brought to you by Retail Insider and K3 Retail Jon Asbury, multi-channel director, GO Outdoors 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? GO Outdoors is already a national brand and is by far the largest retailer of outdoor goods in the UK currently trading through 43 superstores and a rapidly growing website. Extending […]

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Beermerchants.com climbs table of top UK drinks websites

Brought to you by Retail Insider and Cookie Reports Beermerchants.com continues its climb up the table of the UK’s leading drinks retailing websites with a move up two places in July that follows its three-place gain last month. But it is still some way off dislodging The Whisky Shop that retains its top spot, just […]

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Technology divides pure-plays and old-school retailers

The departure of Kate Bostock from Asos this week undoubtedly highlighted the gulf between the go-getting online fashion operators and the established clothing retailers. Kate Bostock: sign of the great divide It has shown how there remains a great divide between the mind-sets and skill-sets of individuals from large organisations – with their rigidity and […]

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Innovative Retailer – Pet Shop Bowl

Brought to you by Retail Insider and PCMS The Name: PetShop.co.uk The Place: An online business headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon with one click and collect showroom. The Story: Right, give me two of the hottest retail topics around and blend them into one, what have you got? Umm. OK, give me the business model du jour and the retail […]

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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] 9:00am Tuesday – Still chasing unpaid bill Last month I related the story of having successfully placed a CMO […]

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