Archive | May, 2014

Bargain Booze still tops among UK drinks retail websites

Bargain Booze maintains its position as the UK’s best performing drinks retail websites as it delivers a stronger performance than last month, according to tests conducted on the top 25 UK drinks retailers for April. The Conviviality Retail-owned business improved on the 7.56 out of 10 it achieved last month with a score of 8.28 […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Ning Li, CEO, Made.com

Ning Li, CEO, Made.com  1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? Scalability. Last year we launched the business in France and it has done incredibly well, now accounting for 20% of the total business. This success gave us the confidence to launch in Italy in September 2013, which is already doing well with […]

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Senior executives not helping retailers

Some very worrying research passed across the Retail Insider desk recently that highlights the rough position many retailers find themselves in today. When you get around 65% of senior executives stating that digital technology has not changed the way they do business, according to research from search firm Executives Online, then maybe it is time […]

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Innovative Retailer – Country Food & Dining

The Name: Country Food & Dining The Place: Mainly in the south east, there are currently eight outlets in places like Chichester, Winchester, Basingstoke, and Reading with the flagship branch near Hungerford. The story: Bow your heads. There is a man so hallowed in brewing circles that a mere mention of his name will bring […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with John Bovill, IT & e-commerce director, Monsoon/Accessorize

John Bovill, IT & e-commerce director, Monsoon Accessorize 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? Deliver what the customer wants. 2. What is the biggest challenge to your business? Continue to be relevant to customers. 3. With the benefit of hindsight what would you have done differently so far? Agreed a naming convention […]

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Beer Tasting Notes from Retail Insider Cellar

In a new regular column Retail Insider scours the globe to find the perfect beer for retail’s top executives. Brewer: Moorhouse’s, Burnley, NW England Strength: Easygoing low alcoholic 3.4%. Style: Dark Mild. But for a low strength beer it packs plenty of punch in flavour terms. Label: What you see is what you get. Traditional in style. […]

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