Archive | October, 2019

Retail Insider event with Manju Malhotra, co-COO of Harvey Nichols

Retail Insider held its latest event with guest speaker Manju Malhotra, co-COO of Harvey Nichols, who discussed the plans and thinking at the renowned department store ahead of a wine tasting. Attendees of the event that was set within Harvey Nichols‘ flagship Knightsbridge store included senior executives from Marks & Spencer, Secret Sales, Fortnum & […]

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Christmas trends: Aldi

The main takeaway theme of Aldi’s Christmas range in 2019 is that more is, well, more but don’t rock the boat with too much new-fangled stuff. This year traditional favourites are super-sized and new products are variations on a theme. Old-fashioned glamour is back with a vengeance whether it is gold-dusted desserts or velvet plush […]

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Why they won a Transforming Retail Award 2019: McDonald’s Dynamic Yield

Winning out in the ‘Most Intelligent Use of Data’ category (sponsored by Software AG) was McDonald’s for its use of Dynamic Yield technology. In 2019 McDonald’s bought Dynamic-Yield, which provides algorithm-driven ‘decision logic’ technology. It is now moving to fit-out its restaurants with upgraded, Dynamic Yield-powered smart menu capabilities, which will use data to move […]

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‘Transforming Retail’ Awards 2019 – Winners announced

Senior retail executives gathered at Sourced Market in central London to celebrate the third Retail Insider ‘Transforming Retail Awards’ aimed at highlighting some of the most exciting innovations to happen in the retail sector over the past year. The categories being judged this year by an independent panel of retail experts were: Best Connected Experience, […]

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Prime seats

Taking a short cruise down the Rhine in Germany this summer involved a rush to grab waterside seats on the open-air upper deck. A similar scenario was played out below, where those eating in the dining room sought tables next to the windows. Nobody wanted to be seated on the inside of the boat. It […]

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Sustainable Fashion: People Tree

  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 This month an interview with People Tree managing director Melanie Traub on the challenges and joys of running a sustainable fashion […]

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