The Retail Insider Multi-channel / E-commerce Movers & Shakers Top 100 report for 2013 has been published. Its core aim is celebrating the achievements of the most influential people in this exciting part of the retail market and to also bring greater attention to the potential stars of the future. There remains great fluidity in…

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Online sales are growing. Fact. Store sales are falling as a percentage of total retail revenues. Fact. So why is that we still have many retailers who have failed to grasp the potential of online sales? Many do not have transactional websites, many do not have mobile-optimised sites, many do not allow goods to be…

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Graham Cooke, CEO, QuBit 1. What is the greatest opportunity for your business? The greatest opportunity lies in the increasing realisation by retailers that data is the key to better business performance. Retailers have been collecting on- and off-line data for years and now they’re putting real effort into extracting value from it. That data…

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Retail Insider held its latest Breakfast Event this week with Andy Hornby, CEO of Coral, highlighting the similarities and differences involved in running multi-channel retail and leisure businesses. With senior executive experience at both Asda and Alliance Boots as well as at his current position heading up one of the UK’s leading gaming companies with…

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The Name: Walthamstow Village Stores The Place: London, E17 – where else? The Story: Long before Walthamstow had a ‘village’ James Brundle and his brother Chris (now the chef in the business) used to walk past an unloved and rundown off licence on the Orford Road. Ah, a common tale of neglect and urban retail…

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Bill Grimsey is  the latest person to wade into the debate about the future of the high street – joining Mary Portas of course. His report highlights the potential solutions to addressing the demise of this once great shopping forum. The only solution might be to convert the high street to an aeroplane runway because…

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