Archive | December, 2013

Potential for hundreds of Tiger stores in UK

It might not be the king of the jungle (yet) but Denmark-based home-wares retailer Tiger Stores is rapidly expanding its footprint around the globe and bringing greater professionalism to the discount end of the market. Speaking to Retail Insider recently Lennart Lajboschitz, founder of Tiger Stores, suggested: “When we started in 2005 I thought the […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Matt Henderson, co-founder of Rangespan

Matt Henderson, co-founder, Rangespan 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? Predicting the future, specifically we predict which products will succeed online and which won’t out of the 200 million unique products available on the internet. To do this across such a wide range we need to track and make sense of a […]

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Morrisons Cellar performs poorly among drinks retail sites

Having launched with a great fanfare, the innovative website Morrisons Cellar has performed disappointingly during December, in the ranked table of the UK’s leading drinks retailing websites, which follows declines in previous months. When the dedicated Morrisons site for wine launched in June it placed in 15th spot in the table but it has since […]

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Amazon best-selling books + Missed hit toys

Welcome to a new monthly column the ‘Data Insider Insight’ double-bill that gives the Top 10 best selling books on the Amazon Market Place in the UK as well as a changing table of 10 ‘under-the-radar’ products – beginning with toys this month. Data supplied by Research Farm reveals that the top 10 books for […]

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Innovative Retailer – Timpson

The Name: Timpson The Place: Little tiny outlets all over the UK, providing those useful old-fashioned services like key cutting, cobbling, dry cleaning, house sign engraving. Around 1,020 in all but doing so well it should/could be 1,500 before you know it. The Story: Quick question – if you wanted your precious house door keys […]

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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 Wednesday Nov 13 – Failed to make changes The major new US client I discussed in my last […]

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