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    Technology strategy at Sosandar

    Sosandar

    With no legacy infrastructure, Sosandar has had the benefit of building a mobile-first platform capable of servicing high levels of site traffic. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Sosandar (SWOT)

    Sosandar

    Product is exclusively designed in-house to suit a wide-ranging but underserved demographic. The business operates on monthly drops with tight lead-times that allow the design team to track the latest catwalk and commercial fashion trends. These are then fed into product development to ensure that customers have access to the latest trends at affordable prices.  

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    Sosandar (Strategy)

    Sosandar

    Online fashion brand Sosandar was launched by fashion journalists Ali Hall and Julie Lavington who spotted “a gap in the market” for clothing for women who had moved on from the likes of Asos, but weren’t quite ready for Bonmarché. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Sofology

    Sofology

    Sofology’s tech capabilities were underlined by DFS when it acquired the business at the end of 2017.

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    Prospect Analysis

    SilkFred (SWOT)

    SilkFred

    As SilkFred offers a platform for designers and brands to sell their products, the business does not manufacture any of its own product. This ensures that SilkFred’s overhead costs remain low.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at SilkFred

    SilkFred

    SilkFred’s in-house tech team developed and built its platform. The team is currently headed up by David Fitzgibbon as CTO, with Josh Algdal as head of front-end development.

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    Prospect Analysis

    SilkFred (Strategy)

    SilkFred

    SilkFred provides emerging, unique and independent brands and designers with an online marketplace platform to sell their collections for a 25% commission.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at Shoe Zone

    Shoe Zone

    While Shoe Zone has been undergoing a store closure programme in recent years, it says the scale of its portfolio remains a key factor that distinguishes it from many of its competitors.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Shoe Zone

    Shoe Zone

    Driving digital growth is a key strategy for Shoe Zone.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Shoe Zone (SWOT)

    Shoe Zone

    Shoe Zone is the largest value-based footwear retailer in the UK. Despite a long-running store closure programme, which has accelerated of late, it still has an extensive presence of around 400 stores. This gives the retailer a big advantage when it comes to multichannel. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Shoe Zone (Strategy)

    Shoe Zone

    Shoe Zone has three pillars to its strategy: grow large format stores, bolster its digital proposition and town centre renewal.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Selfridges (Strategy)

    Selfridges

    Selfridges’ Oxford Street flagship has been transformed into a contemporary, destination retail venue as a result of a five-year, £300m investment programme which completed in 2019. The investment in the flagship store is being supported by a wider investment in the multichannel proposition. 

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    Stores at Selfridges

    Selfridges

    Selfridges’ Oxford Street flagship is ranked among the best department stores in the world, famous for its retail theatre, extensive offer and high-profile events. Its new owners are planning a revamp of the 580,000 sq ft flagship from 2022, including a new hotel and foodhall upgrade. 

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    Technology strategy at Selfridges

    Selfridges

    Selfridges invested £40m in its website over the five years to 2019 to beef up its online offer and compete with innovative pureplays like Farfetch. Chris Shaw joined Selfridges as chief information officer in August 2020 to support the department store retailer in making “fundamental changes” which will “ensure [it is] fit for purpose and the future”.

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    Selfridges (SWOT)

    Selfridges

    In what management described as an “exceptionally challenging year in which trading was significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic”, Selfridges swung to a £136.7m operating loss in the year FY2020 after net sales slumped 40% to £508.5m on the back of the enforced closure of its four stores at various points during the year. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at Seasalt

    Seasalt

    The retailer opened a new sustainable concept store in Norwich in September 2020 as part of its mission to make its physical footprint more sustainable and communicate to customers the work it is doing around sustainability.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Seasalt

    Seasalt

    Seasalt has transformed its business processes and systems in conjunction with IBM.  The new systems are designed to support annual sales of some £200m and deliver analytics tailored to its needs. 

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    Seasalt (Strategy)

    Seasalt

    Seasalt has operated along multichannel lines since it was launched in the early 2000s. As well as 70 stores across the UK and a website, it also has well-established partnerships with Next and Zalando, and has recently joined the growing list of fashion retailers selling via Marks & Spencer, both online and in-store. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Seasalt (SWOT)

    Seasalt

    Seasalt’s strong product handwriting and clear brand identity have helped it buck the trend in the challenging UK fashion market in which mainstream chains have been struggling.

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    Prospect Analysis

    ScS (SWOT)

    ScS

    ScS operates 10 regional clusters, thus maximising cost synergies in terms of distribution activities and advertising.