Category: UK retail marketing

Poundworld claims take a pounding

What an interesting concept, the manager’s special being 3 to 9 times the price of the rest of the stock in store. When is a pound shop not a pound shop? When it sells items for £8.99, according to the

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TM Lewin get it right

I’ve recently become a bit of a fan of TM Lewin. This all started when I went to their store at Cheshire Oaks. The store manager successfully got me to try a shirt on for fit. Previously I had, rather

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Cash remains king in UK shops

Alternative/emerging means of payment, such as online payments and money-off coupons, grew last year seemingly by 150%, although these remained a fraction of the total. But cash remains the dominant payment mechanism. Cash is still the most popular form of

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McPrepaid: Luncheon Vouchers grind beefburgers to a halt

Which retailer has done one of the best jobs of supporting and promoting contactless payments in the UK? I would say McDonald’s. All their restaurants proudly display payments terminals that accept contactless payments and they have made a considerable investement.

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Harry Gordon Selfridge said what?

The TV series Mr Selfridge is proving quite popular. Here are some of the great quotes from the real Harry Gordon Selfridge: People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of

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HMV sale – 25% off

“It’s what retailers do at this time of year, and any other interpretation is just the usual media speculation,” said an HMV spokesman. via BBC News – HMV launches month-long 25% sale. Four days later administrators are appointed…confirming that the speculation

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Contactless payments stalled by ‘speed’

More than 140,000 contactless payment terminals have been set up in the UK to date. Perhaps more of the industry’s budget should have been towards marketing as well as for the installation of the technology to facilitate such payments. Read

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