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    Superdrug (SWOT)

    Superdrug

    Superdrug can utilise AS Watson’s economies of scale for sourcing and receive necessary investment to keep its proposition appealing. The group’s investment in innovation projects has accelerated.

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    Prospect Analysis

    White Stuff (SWOT)

    White Stuff

    White Stuff’s core offer is pitched at the upper middle end of the high street. It appeals to a relatively affluent consumer, but prices are such that its customers can afford to buy regularly throughout the season. The retailer ensures that new product introductions take place on a weekly basis so that the offer stays fresh and encourages repeat visits

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Superdrug

    Superdrug

    Superdrug is on a multichannel drive after recognising its delay in introducing services that its competitors already excelled at. To make up for lost time, parent company AS Watson has ploughed more than £40m investment into its digital offer over the past five years or so.

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    Superdry (Strategy)

    Superdry

    During the year to end April 2021 (FY2020), Superdry sharpened its strategy to deliver on its mission to “inspire and engage style-obsessed consumers, while leaving a positive environmental legacy”. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Superdry

    Superdry

    Superdry has earmarked a significant investment in its technology infrastructure as part of the resetting of the business. This will be delivered over a number of years, starting with the migration of its ecommerce websites to microservice technology which is reported to be on track for delivery in early 2022.

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    Topshop (Strategy)

    Topshop

    In the first two weeks of ownership, Asos more than doubled the number of Topshop and Topman products available on its site, with plans to double it again over the following few weeks.

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    Tapi (Strategy)

    Tapi

    When he founded Tapi in 2015, former chief executive Martin Harris – son of “carpet king” Lord Harris - said he wanted to “blow a breath of fresh air” into the world of carpet and flooring retailing.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Tapi

    Tapi

    As a new business, Tapi wanted to make the most of the latest technologies to make the customer journey as good as it could be. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Uniqlo (Strategy)

    Uniqlo

    Uniqlo occupies a unique niche in the fast fashion sector by focusing on good quality basics that enjoy broad appeal among a wide range of age groups and through technical clothing such as its Heattech thermalwear range and AIRism (a stretchy cooling fabric). 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Uniqlo

    Uniqlo

    Parent company Fast Retailing has a longstanding relationship with technology consultancy Accenture which spans a couple of decades. The retailer also partners with Google for the use of AI and other technologies to help speed up its operations and minimise unsold inventory.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Three UK (Strategy)

    Three UK

    Despite being smaller than competitors such as Vodafone and O2, Three has the advantage of scale from its parent company CK Hutchison, which was among the world’s first mobile broadband operators and has operations comprising mobile, mobile broadband and Wi-Fi services. The UK and Ireland were recently merged into a single division.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Three UK

    Three UK

    As a technology company, keeping up to date on the latest innovations is at the heart of Three’s strategy. The company is working on IoT and an IT transformation programme as well as customer service improvements.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Topps Tiles (Strategy)

    Topps Tiles

    Topps Tiles’ main strategy is geared towards “out-specialising the specialists”, which provides its customers with a combination of inspirational service, unrivalled range and convenience through a seamless omnichannel offering.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Topps Tiles

    Topps Tiles

    Topps Tiles has been busy strengthening its multichannel capabilities over the past few years.

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    WoolOvers (Strategy)

    WoolOvers

    WoolOvers, which originated as a knitwear seller at country shows, is moving forward under chief executive Mike Lester and has recently been strengthening its sales and margins through continued investment in its direct sales channels. This follows the strategic decision to reduce investment in indirect channels where commission is paid on sales and margins are generally lower. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    The Works (Strategy)

    The Works

    Established in 1981 as a discount bookstore operation trading as Remainders, the retailer was re-branded as The Works in 2003. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at The Works

    The Works

    Full multichannel development remains a priority at  The Works with the retailer having invested heavily in an infrastructure to support these ambitions. While this took its toll on profitability at the time, it has been paying off subsequently. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Zalando

    Zalando

    Zalando’s underlying strategy is to invest in its long-term growth and this is underpinned by its technology hubs. The fashion etailer has six technology centres – four in Germany, one in Ireland and the sixth in Finland.

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    Prospect Analysis

    WHSmith (Strategy)

    WHSmith

    WHSmith is on a mission to extend its ranges and add more product categories to drive up average transaction values and conversion rates and this is accelerating from from 2021. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at WHSmith

    WHSmith

    The IT strategy at WHSmith is all about cost-cutting and improving efficiencies. Successive CIOs have been tasked with finding ways of using technology to replace other, more expensive processes.