Tag: retail

We seem all too happy to follow US fads; Halloween and “have a nice day” continue to grate on me. One of our latest adoptions is Black Friday. I set out to look at the impact on retail profits and …

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Here are some of the facts I talked about last Friday at our Business Gets Mobile event. Retail sales via smartphones and tablets have more than doubled to £8.2 bn in 2013, accounting for 18% of total UK e-commerce sales. …

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I looked after the retail launch of MiniDisc (MD) in the UK. I still have, and occasionally use, MiniDisc equipment. Sony announcing that they are to discontinue MD is really no great surprise but it did bring back some great …

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Most press releases and announcements fail to pass the ‘so what’ test. They might be important to the client company but they are often dull and uninteresting. Then along comes a release that tells of things that will really make a difference. …

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While you fight your way around the town centre shops this Christmas van drivers and couriers are beating a trail to our front door delivering the spoils of an earnest online shopping campaign executed by my wife. I had thought that my …

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Almost half of UK consumers are not interested in buying products via social commerce, such as Facebook stores, according to a study. The study, conducted by Havas Media Social and Lightspeed Research, suggests that despite the retail industry hailing social …

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UK retailers are failing to keep up with consumer demand for mobile commerce services, according to a Direct Marketing Association study. Its poll of 3,900 consumers found 82% wanted to buy products via their mobiles. However, only 42% of the …

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