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Comment: The rationale for the summer lull is a curious one


The idea of doing the right thing at the right time is still something that seems to elude the great bulk of retailers.

With anywhere between 25% and 60% of traffic coming through a mobile device, Superdrug, LK Bennett and B&Q, to name but a few, will be losing sales every day because they don’t have  mobile-optimised sites.

Comment: Sales knowledge is vital to ecommerce success

By Martin Newman

Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.

Hermes has opened its innovative new Warrington hub

Blog: Why Sunday shopping makes life a little easier

By Carole Woodhead

It wasn’t too long ago that Sunday was truly the day of rest but all that has changed, fuelled by consumer demand and facilitated by Sunday delivery.

iPad sales are dwindling

Comment: Apple is not the only fruit – app strategies need to go beyond iOS

By Matt Champion

Apple’s latest figures are out and tablet sales were down 9.9% year on year for the quarter ending June 28.

Luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Aquascutum and Barbour have all added to the allure of UK retail for international shoppers.

Comment: How mass-market retailers can tap into the ‘Ramadan rush’

By Dave Hobday

The UK’s mass-market retailers have sometimes been unsure of how best to attract greater numbers of international shoppers to their stores.

Sainsbury\'s former CEO Justin King speaking at the 2013 Oxford Summer School.

Oxford Summer School programmes nurture retail talent

By Dominic Prendergast

Programmes such as Oxford Summer School help to foster and inspire retailers in an industry where talent is a business’s greatest resource.

A new CEO will replace Philip Clarke this October after the firm registered its worst trading performance in forty years.

Comment: Philip Clarke leaves Tesco in unhappy 40th year at the grocer

By Jon Copestake

Dave Lewis will replace Philip Clarke at Tesco this October after the firm registered its worst trading performance in forty years.

Tesco cannot blame its woes entirely on external challenges.

Comment: Tesco’s new chief executive Dave Lewis has to rebuild the retailer’s brand


Tesco’s new chief executive Dave Lewis will need to bring to an understanding of how to reconnect customers with the retailer’s brand.

Facebook is trialling a \'buy\' button

Comment: Facebook's 'Buy' button and what it means for retail

By Matthew Knight

Facebook’s recent introduction of a ‘buy’ button, allowing users to buy advertised products without leaving the social network, is another step towards monetization of social networks.

Coca Cola used drones to deliver drinks and messages from the people of Singapore to migrant construction workers

Video: What Coca Cola's drones can teach retailers about digital marketing Video

By Matt Pye

In the era of the agile consumer, peoples’ lives have been transformed by technology. We think in the now, are open to novelty and innovation and will act quickly if bored, frustrated or enticed.


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