The high street fightback continues

High streets are fighting back¬†against the continued threat from retail parks and online shopping, with¬†increasing evidence that¬†shoppers are recognising the value of their local stores. Shoppers galore on this high street Following the Retailinsider.com story earlier this week¬†‘Shoppers desert retail parks for the high street’¬†further¬†research to prove that a high street renaissance¬†could be taking place…

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High street retailers clueless about their customers

Did you know¬† that home shopping and online-only retailers¬†spend a significantly¬†greater amount each year on IT compared with any other types of merchants. In some cases more than three-times as¬†much. Home shopping retailers spend more in this stuff The recent¬†IT in Retail Research report from Martec International¬†for sponsor BT Expedite¬†revealed that¬†non-store retailers¬†have an IT spend¬†the…

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Shoppers desert retail parks for the high street

For many years the high street has been a victim of shoppers’ predilection¬†for¬†visiting retail parks and as a result has suffered a spiral of decline as sales have dwindled. The unique attractions of retail parks But for the first time in many years the footfall trends show the high street performing better than the retail…

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Amazon over-hyping e-book sales

Amazon’s recent statement about how massively successful its e-book sales were going should be regarded with some scepticism. The online giant, which has much riding on its Kindle e-reader device, made the grand revelation that e-books were now outselling hardcover versions. But what it didn’t say was that these¬†‘sales’ also included the books it¬†allows its…

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The major players in Multi-channel/e-commerce

If you have half a brain then you know that multi-channel and e-commerce is where the real action is within the retail sector. That’s why Retailinsider.com and sponsors K3 thought it a good idea to conduct a survey across the sector to find out who the movers and shakers are in this part of the…

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