Archive | December, 2019

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Festive message from our editor to thank readers and sponsors for their support this year. Look forward to activities in 2020. pic.twitter.com/qcRNNZ8pKr— Retailinsider.com (@Retailinsider) December 20, 2019   From everyone here at Retail Insider we would like to thank you for your support and interest this year and we look forward to a whole new […]

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Festive Hacks 4: Personalised digital gifting – yes please!

Whose is this then?GiftNow from Loop Commerce is a godsend to anyone who a) cannot remember the clothes sizes of their nearest and dearest; b) cannot remember the favourite colours of their nearest and dearest; c) doesn’t really know their nearest and dearest at all actually. It was designed to make online shopping workable for […]

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Festive Hacks 3: The no-hassle ethical shopping platform in time for Christmas

Whose is this then? Brainchild of Zappos.com which is based in the US. What’s the hack? It’s a new part of the Zappos retail platform called Goods For Good and it’s going to make it much easier to buy for your ethical friends and family who, much as we love them, can sometimes come with a […]

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The best and worst of technology

  The most relatively highly valued retailers are those that have been built upon models that rely massively on technology. We can include in this the likes of Amazon, Ocado, Farfetch, Boohoo, Asos and over the pond in the US the disruptors like Rent the Runway. But what these players must ensure is that the […]

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The lure of coffee: EllaMia

This month sbe (not a household name but the owner of a large range of hospitality and leisure brands around the world) launched the first of a planned 20 outlets of its newest culinary brand EllaMia in London with a second unit to shortly open in Doha. The shop is attached to the St Martin’s […]

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Christmas Hack 2: The half Christmas Tree

  Whose is this then? Dunelm. What’s the hack? Living area in the average UK home has been reducing steadily since the 1970s. Compact living is the positive way of looking at it. ‘Rabbit hutch’ Britain is the less kindly spin. Either way, it’s a fact that living and storage space is at an all time premium. […]

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Movers & Shakers Q & A: James Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Tails.com

James Davidson, co-founder and CEO, Tails.com    1.What is the greatest opportunity for your business? We are currently serving over 9 million tailor-made meals a month and have around 200,000 dogs signed up on tails.com. And yet, there are around 9 million dogs in the UK. We therefore have a huge growth opportunity just in […]

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Innovative Retailer: Tupperware

  Name: Tupperware     The Place: Founded in Massachusetts in the mid-1940s but now absolutely global and trading in around 100 countries. The Story: Tupperware is fascinating. It has gone from making revolutionary plastic-sealed containers to helping NASA grow plants in space and still people tend to call any old plastic tat they stick their […]

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Festive hacks 1: The beer box that turns into a charity parcel

Whose is this idea then? Step up to the rostrum – UK clothing charity Traid and London brewers Camden Town Brewery. What’s the hack?Ever got the feeling that people are staring while you carry your Christmas booze to the supermarket checkout? Well, no longer. Now you can walk the walk of the righteous and the just […]

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Sustainable fashion: Can re-commerce replace fast fashion?

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 we focus on another one of the three big R’s operating in fashion sustainability currently ­­­­­– re-commerce –  which can […]

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