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    WiggleCRC (Strategy)

    WiggleCRC

    While Wiggle is known for its tri-sports offer, Chain Reaction Cycles has much more of a focus on mountain biking. However, there is an overlap in terms of their road cycling offer.

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    Technology strategy at WiggleCRC

    WiggleCRC

    Wiggle’s success has been based on keeping things in check and slick. Its online, supply chain and distribution strategies enable it to deliver items of almost any size around the world incredibly quickly.

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    Zara (Strategy)

    Zara

    Spanish fashion giant Inditex’s agile infrastructure has propelled it to become the world’s largest fashion retailer. It pioneered the fast fashion model envied by its rivals, which enables it to get products from design stage into store in just three weeks.

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    Technology strategy at Zara

    Zara

    Fast communication is one of the main reasons why Zara is as efficient as it is. For each new ‘wave’ of products to hit the stores, store managers relay both sales data and customer feedback to the commercial team.

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    Vodafone (Strategy)

    Vodafone

    Within the UK, Vodafone operates a 400-strong store network and is continuing to expand this through franchisee partners. Customers are increasingly using Vodafone’s digital personal assistant – TOBi – and My Vodafone app to research products and services on their smartphone or PC, and then following up with a visit to a store to make the purchase.

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    White Stuff (Strategy)

    White Stuff

    White Stuff is transforming its business to be “fit for the future” in the more challenging current trading environment. The turnaround of the business falls to former M&S clothing and beauty director Jo Jenkins who came on board as CEO in April 2018, taking over from Jeremy Seigal who had led the business for the previous four years. 

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    Technology strategy at White Stuff

    White Stuff

    Former chief executive Jeremy Siegel made multichannel a key focus in the four years he was at the helm and strong foundations have been laid for his successor Jo Jenkins to take forward. White Stuff has continued to invest in IT recently, looking to gain a single view of the customer and product data, drive process efficiency and deliver a better customer experience.

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    Wilko (Strategy)

    Wilko

    Management continues to push forward with multichannel development and the integration of the two channels under the more contemporary Wilko branding.

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    Technology strategy at Whistles

    Whistles

    Whistles is a relatively young retailer in terms of its technology and it has less issues with legacy systems than most retailers. This is because it needed to invest in its own IT systems after it was separated from Aurora Fashions in 2008, following the buyout by former boss Jane Shepherdson.

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    Technology strategy at Wilko

    Wilko

    The retailer is making investments to accelerate the transformation of its IT infrastructure. Wilko has recognised the need for solid IT foundations and has approved “significant investment’ in this area. This includes the rollout of SAP Hybris.

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    Technology strategy at Tesco

    Tesco

    Tesco’s tech mission is to adapt its business in response to technology-led changes in the way shoppers operate.

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    Zalando (Strategy)

    Zalando

    Zalando aims to offer the world’s best online fashion destination. It does this by providing a highly localised experience through its website and app, including local language, currency, payment and fulfilment options. The product range, which consists of around 700,000 choices, is also adapted to each market.

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    Technology strategy at Waitrose

    Waitrose

    As part of its unified partnership strategy, the group has been developing common technology platforms. This led to a new partnership as of mid 2020 with leading IT provider Wipro.

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    Wickes (Strategy)

    Wickes

    Wickes’ strategy is to provide the best value building materials to DIY and small trade customers in the UK. It says it can achieve this because its policy of running smaller stores with lower rents means it has lower operating costs than competitors.

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    Technology strategy at Wickes

    Wickes

    A recent focus for the technology team at Wickes has been separating the DIY retailer’s systems from those of former parent Travis Perkins. The retailer has also invested in technology to improve its view of stock, as well as its view of the customer.

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    Superdrug (Strategy)

    Superdrug

    AS Watson’s strategy for Superdrug is focused on rebuilding the retailer as a multichannel player. Although relatively late in developing its offer, and therefore playing catch-up against its competitors, the scale and investment at group level in its digital strategy has helped in recent years.

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    Whistles (Strategy)

    Whistles

    Prior to the pandemic robust sales growth had been restored to the UK market as renewed expansion got under way. Much of this centred on new concession development, with Whistles reportedly on the hunt for more locations. 

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    Waitrose (Strategy)

    Waitrose

    JLP chair Dame Sharon White revealed her five-year strategy for the Partnership in October 2020 , setting out plans to expand the businesses’ digital, virtual and delivery capabilities in order to reach more customers around the UK. 

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    Technology strategy at Waterstones

    Waterstones

    Prior investments to its website supported impressive growth, but MD James Daunt said “to really improve it we’d have to spend a lot more money on it, and I’m a pragmatist, Amazon is where customers hold their accounts.”

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    Waterstones (Strategy)

    Waterstones

    The retailer has rolled out a new buying strategy that provides greater stock control and visibility to its central head office staff, meaning minimum stock levels are now set in a bid to push mid-ranking titles. Central buying managers can increase stock levels available to individual stores.