Archive | April, 2016

British Airways Wine Club flies up table of major UK online drinks retailers in Apr

British Airways Wine Club flew up the table of the Top UK drinks websites in April, according to analysis undertaken exclusively for Retail Insider by online specialist Sitemorse, as it recovered most of the fall that it suffered earlier in the year. It moved up 20 places into second spot with a score of 6.30 […]

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Not yet a cashless society

Through the evolution of payment options from paper and coins to electronic methods, many have been quick to speculate the rise of a cashless society. The Cooperative supermarket’s recent report on consumer behaviour and spending predicted that by 2025 mobile payments will take over cash and card payments. Stalwart, the Royal Mint responded, defending cash […]

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Retail Insider Beer Tasting Event – with Michael Durbridge, director of omni-channel at B&Q + Duncan Sambrook, founder of Sambrook’s Brewery

Retail Insider has held its latest event – combining a tutored Beer Tasting with Duncan Sambrook of Sambrook’s Brewery and a talk by Michael Durbridge, director of omni-channel at B&Q – that highlighted both the vibrancy of the UK beer scene and the opportunities for retailers from developing multi-channel propositions. Senior executives from John Lewis, […]

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Digital Retail Innovations Q&A – Doddle

Ahead of the launch of the ‘Retail Insider Digital Retail Innovations Top 50’ report 2016 (sponsored by Webloyalty) on July 6 here is the first in a series of Q&A’s with the leading figures behind some of the key digitally-driven innovations in the retail industry. (Click here to view 2015 report) Q&A with Tim Robinson, […]

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Innovative Retailer – Tossed

The Name: Tossed The Place: Around 26 units currently, including several in Dubai, and more than a handful located in Welcome Break stations around the UK.   The Story: So, shall we begin our tour of a very successful salad provider with more than a decade’s experience in the very competitive business of healthy eating. […]

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We know about the Millennials but what about the seniors

All the talk is of the Millennials and how they are the group that every company has to attract. Yes, it is fair to say, they are the future and that retailers’ longevity will be inextricably linked to doing business with them – now, or in the future at some point when they mature. But […]

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Using technology to inflate service levels in-store

When visiting Yorkshire on Good Friday I discovered a puncture on my car and visited an ATS garage to have it checked out. They initially reckoned it was easy to sort but then realised it was a more serious problem and required me ringing the VW specialist garage. The guys in the garage said they […]

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Budgens reclaims top spot in table of the major UK online drinks retailers in March

Convenience store business Budgens has reclaimed the number one spot in the table of the Top UK drinks websites in March, according to analysis undertaken exclusively for Retail Insider by online specialist Sitemorse. It moves up one place to head the table after Spar (UK) has lost some momentum and slips four places. Such moves […]

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