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    Prospect Analysis

    ScS (Strategy)

    ScS

    Mid-market furniture and flooring specialist ScS revealed its refreshed, fit for the post-pandemic world strategy during 2021, with a focus on omnichannel.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at ScS

    ScS

    ScS made “significant strides in adopting new technology” in FY2019 which management said was “increasing efficiencies and improving our customers’ shopping experience”.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at ScS

    ScS

    ScS has a portfolio of around 100 standalone stores located in the UK, with a concentration in the north of England and the Midlands.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Screwfix (SWOT)

    Screwfix

    The pandemic has established longer-term trends that are supportive for the DIY industry, including the renewed importance of the home, more working from home, and the development of a new generation of ‘DIY’ers’.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Screwfix

    Screwfix

    Screwfix is a good example of a specialist retailer that has wrapped technology around its offer, using it in unique ways to strengthen its services. It has some fairly advanced multichannel services, partly because of how the business grew.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Screwfix (Strategy)

    Screwfix

    Omnichannel retailer Screwfix has fast become the jewel in Kingfisher’s crown, consistently reporting rising sales and profits. It focuses hard on ensuring consistency across all of its channels, with ecommerce being part of a cohesive whole.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Schuh (SWOT)

    Schuh

    Schuh has successfully differentiated itself from other specialists and non-specialists through its focus on brands and strong customer service credentials. In addition, it offers some private label products for further differentiation.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at Schuh

    Schuh

    Schuh’s transformational new TwentyTwenty store concept integrates digital content and convenient payment options, with till points replaced by mobile payment devices so customers can pay for their purchases without leaving their seat.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Schuh

    Schuh

    A major focus for Schuh has been the rollout of mobile payment technology to speed up the checkout process. New stores have had mobile payment terminals instead of cash desks since 2018, while cash desks are being removed from existing stores on an ongoing basis.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Schuh (Strategy)

    Schuh

    With the branded footwear market - which accounts for around 90% of the Schuh offer - becoming increasingly competitive as the likes of Nike and Adidas are focusing on the direct-to-consumer channel, Schuh is ramping up its kids offer and also made a move into clothing in 2021. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Savers (SWOT)

    Savers

    Savers’ value-for-money approach has chimed with consumers in recent years and it is one of the UK’s most buoyant health and beauty retailers.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Savers (Strategy)

    Savers

    While it is still significantly smaller than sister retailer Superdrug, Savers is a key component in parent company AS Watson’s UK health and beauty operations alongside fragrance specialist The Perfume Shop.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at Savers

    Savers

    Savers has been on an aggressive store opening strategy and the rate of expansion is being facilitated by the conversion of a significant number of Superdrug stores to Savers’ more discount-led format.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Savers

    Savers

    Savers, like its sister retailer Superdrug, is on a multichannel drive. Parent company AS Watson has ploughed more than £40m investment over the past five years or so, into its O+O (online plus offline) retail model.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Stores at Sainsbury’s

    Sainsbury's

    The grocer has been accelerating the final stages of integrating Argos stores into Sainsbury’s.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Technology strategy at Sainsbury’s

    Sainsbury's

    Technology and digital innovations have been prioritised for investment in recent years as Sainsbury’s looks to improve systems across the business, boost efficiency and improve productivity.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Sainsbury’s (Strategy)

    Sainsbury's

    The grocer has been refocussing on its core food business, “putting food back at the heart of Sainsbury’s”. 

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    Prospect Analysis

    Sainsbury’s (SWOT)

    Sainsbury's

    Underpinned by its core own-label food range, Sainsbury’s has built up a strong reputation for quality and value, which is supplemented by the ‘Taste the Difference’ and ‘Basics’ own-brands, providing the business with a universal appeal.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Ryman (SWOT)

    Ryman

    Ryman is owned by the Theo Paphitis Retail Group, which has raised Ryman’s profile, provided cross-brand opportunities, and provided it with a highly experienced management team led the group’s namesake as chairman, and group chief executive Kypros Kyprianou.

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    Prospect Analysis

    Ryman (Strategy)

    Ryman

    Ryman is the only significant high-street stationery specialist as its main competitor, Office Outlet, is based in out-of-town locations.