Archive | November, 2014

Movers & Shakers Q&A Melissa Shackleton, head of marketing, Hotel Chocolat

Melissa Shackleton, head of marketing, Hotel Chocolat 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? Hotel Chocolat is a multi-faceted, dynamic brand with numerous opportunities. Our vertical business model means that we can be developing new strains of cocoa on our cocoa estate at the same time as conjuring up new cocoa cuisine recipes in […]

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Innovative Retailer – Rent The Runway

The Name: Rent The Runway The Place: Headquartered in New York and currently only operating in the United States with a small army of campus reps drumming up business in their core graduate student market. Grab ‘em young. The Story: Two young female business graduates and a lot of taffeta. There are all kinds of […]

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Viewpoint – Retailers must answer the ‘why buy?’ question

Retail Insider and K3 Retail bring you a monthly column taking a look at some of the most pertinent and interesting topics of the day in the big wide world of retail. Retailers must answer the ‘why buy?’ question Retail is not only undergoing a digital revolution – with sales moving from physical stores to online […]

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Aldi considering direct sourcing for own label

As Aldi looks to increase its range of products and add extra services in order to secure a greater average basket size and attract a broader mix of consumers it runs the risk of complicating its business (see earlier column). The simplicity of its limited range and basic utilitarian customer offering is a key component […]

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Majestic Wine storms up table of top performing drinks websites in October

For the third consecutive month Majestic Wine climbs further up the table of best performing drinks retailers’ websites to move into the top 10, according to tests conducted on the online stores of the top 25 UK drinks sellers in October. The site moved up three places into 10th spot this month following its climb […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A with Chris Griffin, founder of Anatwine

  Chris Griffin, founder of Anatwine 1.What is the greatest opportunity for your business? To perfect the methodology of stock management and merchandising in order to drive increased revenues, profits and customer satisfaction, without increasing stock liabilities. 2.What is the biggest challenge to your business? Managing the different ways different organisations categorise their data. A […]

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The future of retail is technology and it is here now

Do you think about technology? Probably not I suspect because it is all around us and so ingrained in our everyday lives that it has drifted into the background and we are not conscious of it per se. In its various forms – from smart-Phones and tablets to SAT NAVs – it is ubiquitous. Consider […]

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Viewpoint – Biting the store bullet is only one of the property challenges

Retail Insider and K3 Retail bring you a monthly column taking a look at some of the most pertinent and interesting topics of the day in the big wide world of retail. Biting the store bullet is only one of the property challenges DIY is among the categories with the lowest level of sales derived […]

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