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    Tapi (SWOT)

    Tapi

    Tapi founder Martin Harris has been able to exploit his family connections and more than two decades of industry experience to establish a significant presence within a short time scale. The retailer is continuing to grow, aided by financial backing from the likes of Lord Kirkham, and an influx of senior management from the former Harris family business, Carpetright.

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    Uniqlo (SWOT)

    Uniqlo

    Uniqlo has successfully differentiated itself from other fast fashion rivals through its focus on good quality basics and technical clothing that uses innovative fabrics. In the UK market, it has also successfully repositioned itself away from the highly competitive price-led end of the market.

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    Three UK (SWOT)

    Three UK

    Three may be the smallest of the big four mobile phone operators in the UK, but its parent CK Hutchison / Hutchison Whampoa is one of the largest retail conglomerates in the world, which allows it the strength to innovate and invest for the future. 

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    Topps Tiles (SWOT)

    Topps Tiles

    Topps Tiles is the leading tile retailer in the UK with an almost 20% market share from a network of just under 315 outlets. As such, it enjoys very high brand recognition, which is supported by national TV advertising and sponsorship deals. It has a particularly strong presence in relatively affluent southern England.

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    Wilko (SWOT)

    Wilko

    Trading initially as Wilkinson, the retailer has taken full advantage of the extended downturn to establish a major presence, filling a gap on the high street for a general merchandise offer following the collapse of Woolworths – including taking on some of its stores. While the customer base had historically been primarily C2DE, in the challenging conditions its appeal has widened across the socio-economic spectrum, as underlined by a run of openings in more affluent towns and boroughs in London and the South East.

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    WoolOvers (SWOT)

    WoolOvers

    When replatforming, the business ensured the platform was agile and responsive, so that it could react quickly and apply small but constant changes, which place minimal impact on trading.

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    The Works (SWOT)

    The Works

    Online sales have been driving the robust growth at The Works over the past few years as the retailer has invested in full multichannel development. The mid-2020 launch of a new website, and improved fulfilment capacity helped the business meet heightened online demand as a result of the pandemic and should help maintain further growth momentum.

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    WHSmith (SWOT)

    WHSmith

    Strengths Post Office counters etc – The introduction of a swathe of Post Office counters has been an important factor in protecting footfall and driving cross-selling opportunities. It has now taken this a step further with an agreement to supply 175 Post Offices with a range of WHSmith branded stationery. ...

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    WiggleCRC (SWOT)

    WiggleCRC

    The merger of Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles has given the group enlarged scale, covering not only bicycles and accessories but running gear, and swimwear too. 

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    Zara (SWOT)

    Zara

    Inditex is continuing to expand its global store network, thus enabling further economies of scale that should also benefit the Zara business in the UK.

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    Vodafone (SWOT)

    Vodafone

    Owning the largest portion of the 5G spectrum, Vodafone has significantly built up its network ready for the next generation of devices and smartphones. It is a leader in international telecommunications which will provide its customers with enhanced roaming capabilities.

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    Whistles (SWOT)

    Whistles

    Whistles has been repositioned as a stylish, contemporary brand with new owners The Foschini Group (TFG) keen to retain these credentials.

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    Tesco (SWOT)

    Tesco

    Tesco is the UK’s biggest retailer. With its turnaround complete, it has a big opportunity to grow digital and to drive customer loyalty through its Clubcard ecosystem

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    Zalando (SWOT)

    Zalando

    Within a relatively short period of time, Zalando has become Europe’s largest online fashion retailer with sales of €10.4bn (£8.9bn) in FY2021. Outside the UK – where Asos is still the dominant player in online fashion – it enjoys a very high brand recognition.

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    Waitrose (SWOT)

    Waitrose

    The John Lewis Partnership is employee-owned, with everyone sharing an annual bonus from the combined profit. This gives a tremendous motivation to staff to provide great customer service.

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    Wickes (SWOT)

    Wickes

    Against a strong trading background, the demerger of Wickes from Travis Perkins was completed in April 2021 under CEO David Wood. This gives Wickes ‘the autonomy to execute on its strategy and allocate capital to its customer proposition and growth opportunities with a clearer focus’.

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    Waterstones (SWOT)

    Waterstones

    Waterstones is the UK’s only remaining major book specialist on the high street, with approaching 300 stores throughout the country. As such, it can sustain a respectable 21% of the UK physical book market which continues to grow as consumers trade in screens for paper.

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    Superdry (SWOT)

    Superdry

    Whilst it has suffered a difficult couple of years as a result of the pandemic, the reappointment of Julian Dunkerton, an engaged and enthusiastic leader, will be paramount to lifting Superdry out of the red.