Archive | April, 2014

Innovative Retailer – Dressipi

The Name: Dressipi The Place: Well, as so often in innovative retail it is an online set up, but there are reports of around 14 people working in an office in Great Portland Street, London. The story: It’s women, it’s fashion, and it’s technology. But not necessarily in that order. In fact I would put […]

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Bargain Booze pushes out Fortnum’s to top UK drinks retail websites

Conviviality Retail-owned Bargain Booze has hit the top spot in the table of the UK’s best performing drinks retail websites, pushing top-end merchant Fortnum & Mason into second place, according to tests conducted on the top 25 UK drinks retailers for April. Bargain Booze delivered a dramatically improved score this month of 7.56 out of […]

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Retail Insider Breakfast with John Bovill and Sam Barton

Retail Insider held its latest Breakfast event this week with John Bovill, IT & e-commerce director at Monsoon/Accessorize, and Sam Barton, head of user experience at Shop Direct Group, discussing how to drive innovation in retail businesses. Senior retailers from the likes of Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrison’s, Laithwaites Wines and Aurora Fashions along with other high […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Dwain McDonald, CEO of DPD

1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? As customers become more accustomed to internet shopping, retailers are looking to differentiate their home delivery service and significantly improve that part of the customer experience. We’ve invested heavily in technology, people and infrastructure to position ourselves as the delivery company of choice for e-tailers and […]

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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] 12:30pm Tuesday Feb 4 – Private equity for lunch? As described in my previous column, the owner of the innovative […]

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Physical stores’ future could look bright

A couple of weeks ago it suddenly dawned on me that I needed to change the bulbs in my car’s headlights ahead of an evening trip. I would have bought them online and fitted them myself but I was unsure of the exact bulb type. That’s when I remembered the Halfords store nearby Stevenage and […]

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