Archive | December, 2014

Innovative Retailer – Wholefoods Market

The Name: Wholefoods Market The Place: America (all over the place) and the UK (a lot fewer but spreading fast-ish). The Story: Innovation is in the DNA of the Wholefoods business – these after all are the people who pretty much invented the category of organic, health and ethics-filled shopping. Give me a product… Lentils: […]

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The Drink shop ascends table of top performing drinks websites in December

The Drink Shop moved strongly up the table of best performing drinks websites this month as most retailers hold their places in the run up to the Christmas period, according to tests conducted on the online stores of the top 25 UK drinks sellers in December by testing specialist Sitemorse. The online-only merchant The Drink […]

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GS1 developing digital solutions for multichannel

Consumers’ appetite for multichannel retail is posing many challenges to merchants and brand owners, but one thing they are all certain of is the increased power of digital channels. Over time they have also become aware of the need to not only improve how their product data is structured online – but also to better […]

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Viewpoint – Travel retail going places

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. Travel retail going places It does not seem too long ago that stations and airports provided among the worst retail experiences for shoppers – […]

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Aldi leaps up table to fight it out with Lidl among top performing drinks websites in November

The big grocery discounters are battling it out to deliver the best online drinks experience, with Aldi pushing rival Lidl out of the top five in the table of the best performing drinks retailers’ websites, according to tests conducted on the online stores of the top 25 UK drinks sellers in November. Aldi jumped eight […]

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Viewpoint – Forget sales per square foot, the future is about dwell time

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. Retail was oh so simple in the days when stores were all about driving sales per square foot. Today it is increasingly shifting to […]

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Black day Black Friday

In almost 20 years of commenting on the retail sector the past week has been one of the least enjoyable. The reason for this is the dark cloud that Black Friday has cast over the industry. Firstly, it has been the level of bandwagon jumping by retailers, service providers, research houses, commentators, and media channels, […]

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The Art of the Pop-up

Fundamentally, pop-up shops are about creating an experience that allows you to connect with customers in a physical space and communicate your brand message. When you are a newly launched brand, the clarity of that message is crucial. Your first pop-up is also the first face-to-face impression you will create with the press and customers, […]

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