• Rami Baitiéh
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    Rami Baitiéh

    Morrisons

    Chief executive officer at Morrisons

  • Ocado Retail (SWOT)
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    Ocado Retail (SWOT)

    Ocado Retail

    Ocado was the first and remains the only pureplay grocer of scale in the UK. It has built a reputation for customer experience and its customer fulfilment centre (CFC) model allows it to offer a broad assortment featuring more than 50,000 SKUs including M&S, Ocado own label, household brands and artisan foods.

  • Ocado Retail (Financials)
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    Ocado Retail (Financials)

    Ocado Retail

    Ocado Retail had fared particularly well during the pandemic as the transition to online shopping accelerated. However, as trading patterns normalised in the wake of the health crisis, Ocado Retail sales dropped 3.5% to £2,203m in the year to 27 November 2022 (FY2022), with the retailer swinging into the red at the operating, pre-tax and EBITDA levels.

  • Ocado Retail (Strategy)
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    Ocado Retail (Strategy)

    Ocado Retail

    After mounting speculation that M&S would look to partner with Ocado to give it a viable way into online food, in February 2019 the two retailers announced a joint venture partnership, giving a much-needed boost to Ocado’s bottom line. While the joint venture prospered during the pandemic, M&S shareholders have become concerned after losses mounted in FY2022 as trading patterns normalised and shoppers returned to stores. A “reset” of the business is currently underway under Ocado Retail boss Hannah Gibson.

  • Marks Electrical (SWOT)
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    Marks Electrical (SWOT)

    Marks Electrical

    Marks Electrical is a growing British online electrical retailer founded in Leicester in 1987. It has enjoyed strong revenue growth over time and experienced accelerated growth in recent years.

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    Marks Electrical (Financials)

    Marks Electrical

    Marks Electrical’s group sales soared by 21.5% year-on-year, reaching £97.8m in the 2022 financial year, ending on 31 March 2023 (FY2022). A strong performance despite the persistent inflation and rising interest rates.

  • Marks Electrical (Strategy)
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    Marks Electrical (Strategy)

    Marks Electrical

    Marks Electrical has its sights set on the large and growing MDA market in the UK as the company believes that a permanent structural shift is occurring from offline to online purchases, and consumers are increasingly buying MDA products online. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend. With over 3,500 SKUs and more than 30,000 in-stock items, the retailer has established strong relationships with its suppliers over its 35 years in the industry.

  • TFG London (Financials)
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    TFG London (Financials)

    TFG London

    The Foschini Group London (TFG London) comprises womenswear brands Phase Eight, Hobbs and Whistles. Group sales climbed 8.9% to £337.7m in the year to 25 March 2023 (FY2022). TFG London said a “resurgence of in-store shopping behaviour” highlighted the importance of its “cross-channel offering”. 

  • Sephora (SWOT)
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    Sephora (SWOT)

    Sephora

    Sephora is a retailer known worldwide thanks to its premium stores and breadth of brands. As such, it has acquired a cult status with its return to the UK being keenly watched.  

  • Sephora (Financials)
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    Sephora (Financials)

    Sephora

    LVMH saw sales rise 9% to €86.2bn (£75.0bn) for the year ending 31 December 2023 (FY2023).   Its selective retail division surged 20% year-on year to €17.9bn (£15.6bn) during the period, with Sephora achieving “another historic year, both in terms of sales and profit, continuing to gain market share through its distinctive, innovative range of products and services.”