Archive | September, 2019

Retail Insider event with Jo Jenkins, CEO of White Stuff, and Alex Murray, digital director, Lidl UK

Retail Insider held its latest event with guest speakers Jo Jenkins, CEO of White Stuff, and Alex Murray, digital director of Lidl UK who helped celebrate the launch of the ‘Movers & Shakers in Retail Top 100 Report 2019’. Attendees of the event at Bedale’s Wine shop in London’s Smithfield Market included senior executives from […]

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Movers & Shakers report 2019 launched

Retail Insider has launched the 2019 edition of the Movers and Shakers report highlighting some of the key people in retail that are most effectively using the power of digital to push their organisations forward. Now in its 10th anniversary year, and produced in conjunction with sponsors K3, the panel of judges have chosen their pick of the most significant […]

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Hotels must avoid becoming discount WeWork

Wander into the lobby, lounges, dining areas and other shared spaces in hotels within major towns and cities on a weekday and you will undoubtedly find lots of people working. Trends in how people work today are having a dramatic effect on the trading patterns – and potentially on the revenues – of hotels that […]

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Lessons for the High Street: Samsung KX

Welcome to our series of articles on retailers that are operating in ways that provide some interesting and valuable lessons to the wider industry. Name: Samsung KX Location: Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross In a nutshell: Samsung has hopped onto the retail-as-theatre train in a big way with its latest huge space in London’s hottest […]

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Uniqlo discards fast fashion label with sustainability launch

Uniqlo sought to distance itself from the fast fashion industry during a visit to London by its founder who announced the launch of a range of clothing made from recycled materials through a partnership with textile manufacturer Toray. Tadashi Yanai, president & CEO of Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing, says: “We are mistaken as fast […]

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Innovative Retailer: Thrift Books

Name: Thrift Books The Place: Headquartered in the States but selling internationally. The Story: Selling books for a penny. How does anyone make money doing that for goodness sake? Listen and learn, people. I’m listening: As the New York Times once memorably said: “Penny booksellers are exactly the sort of weedy company that springs up […]

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Movers & Shakers Q&A: John Roberts, CEO, AO World

  John Roberts, CEO, AO World Where did it all begin? John Roberts is resolutely from Bolton and is usually characterised in the press as either a “no-nonsense” or “loud-mouth” Northerner. He still lives in Bolton with his family comprising wife and their five children, some of whom are grown up and some of whom […]

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Live or die by relevancy to core audience

One of the biggest challenges for any fashion company is remaining relevant to the core audience. This is especially acute for those brands selling to a younger customer. A brand that appeals to an early teen is unlikely to appeal to an older teen when they then break out of this period then there is […]

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Sustainable Fashion: Intelligently reducing the returns mountain

Welcome to a monthly column within our broader sustainability section which focuses on what fashion is doing to address the issues in its industry brought to you by Retail Insider with  Clipper and Give Back Box Returns are a massive headache for retailers and are also detrimental to the environment – from the unnecessary transportation […]

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You could be Wired Smarter 2019

Retail Insider is very pleased to be linking up with Wired as a media partner of its Wired Smarter conference on October 30 where a raft of speakers will provoke debate and highlight potential successful paths for the future. Retail is one of two verticals – along with Money – within the conference schedule and provides […]

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