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How to compete with Amazon

Amazon – a retail ecosystem of 120 million products and counting set to overtake Walmart as the largest retailer in the world by 2025 by revenue. Competing against this behemoth on choice is unrealistic. The conundrum for many competitors is how t...
11:25AM - Tue 2nd September 2014

New homeware brand of Argos, Heart of House reveals insights into British homes

UK’s largest digital retailer Argos launched a new homeware and furniture brand, Heart of House which was designed to meet the needs of real family lives and homes. This is of course, taking into consideration how changed family life has become th...
11:22AM - Tue 2nd September 2014

HMV snaps at the heels of retail giant Amazon for UK number one spot

In July, guest contributor Roger Hyslop commented on the slight improvement of the once dominant retail icon, HMV, since Hilco rescued it from administration. It had almost collapsed twice as it “missed the online boat”, but now had the chance to ...
11:18AM - Tue 2nd September 2014

HMV snaps at the heels of retail giant Amazon for UK number one spot

In July, guest contributor Roger Hyslop commented on the slight improvement of the once dominant retail icon, HMV, since Hilco rescued it from administration. It had almost collapsed twice as it “missed the online boat”, but now had the chance to ...
11:17AM - Tue 2nd September 2014

Is Pinterest the new trend for communication?

Pinterest is currently the third most popular social network; the free app allows users to collect ideas for projects and interests. You can browse others interests and see what photos and videos they have liked, according to themes and topics. It...
10:02AM - Thu 28th August 2014

Brand profile: Amazon

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, who came up with the idea of Amazon in his garage and wrote up the business plan on the drive from New York to Seattle, continues to impress the industry. Amazon.com was created in 1994, it began its service in 1995 and t...
09:32AM - Thu 28th August 2014
Image: Rakuten

Brand profile: Rakuten

Those familiar with the award-winning Play.com will welcome the news of Rakuten’s arrival in the UK. Play.com was bought by Rakuten in 2011 for a reported £25m, by which time the Cambridge-based online retailer had accumulated 17m registered users...
10:57AM - Thu 14th August 2014
80% of consumers still carry out their shopping in the physical store

What retailers can learn from Mary Portas’ latest report

In 2011, Mary Portas was appointed by the UK government to lead an independent review into our high streets entitled ‘The Portas Review’. The report offered a list of recommendations on how best to revitalise the high street, including a series of...
10:22AM - Thu 14th August 2014
Wal-Mart's new website includes a 'Trending Now' section which shows popular items being bought

Wal-Mart take on Amazon with revamped website

Wal-Mart has upped its stake in the battle of the online retailers and in a bid to confront e-commerce leaders Amazon it has revamped their website to make it far more personalised than ever before.For Wal-Mart, personalisation is the weapon they ...
09:58AM - Tue 12th August 2014
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