Technology and the internet are now woven into the fabric of everyday life, dramatically changing the way we shop and challenging the traditional retail model. In the past, the retailer has governed how and when their customers shop; presenting products inside their stores and setting the times that they were open for business. Now the… Read more »
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Retail P&Ls are under pressure as never before. The increasing costs of servicing customer needs in store and online, the advent of the Living Wage and increasing import costs post the Brexit vote – all these factors mean that retailers need to scrutinise every aspect of their P&L to release savings. This article explores an… Read more »
Ivo compares the indirect costs of running a fashion retailer, the trends surrounding the top categories and opportunities to control spend levels.
After an international upbringing, Suzannah completed a BSc in Business and Management at the University of Exeter, including a placement year at SAP UK. She went on to work at Abercrombie & Fitch in Ohio in their inventory management team and subsequently returned to London to work in merchandising at Charles Tyrwhitt. Away from work,… Read more »
Over recent years the amount of data collected and stored by businesses has grown exponentially. Whether it be sales data, loyalty card data, financial data or online booking data there is certainly no shortage of information out there. This raises the question of what to do with it all? Theoretically, the huge amount of data… Read more »
In this paper Ivo briefly examines the history of online auctions and what has changed in their 20 year old life. Have they delivered what they promised? Are they a faddish and now outdated bully-boy way to buy? Or is there still real value in utilising online auctions today?…
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We are recruiting right now – Ivo is looking for a highly talented individual to join them in business critical roles that will challenge, develop and engage. We offer the real opportunity to make a difference to the way major companies control their business, categories and costs. Please send your CV and covering letter to… Read more »
The circular economy principles of keeping resources in use for as long as possible and recovering and regenerating materials at the end of each lifecycle, are particularly relevant to grocery retailers who engage with perishable products throughout the supply chain. The UK government body responsible for waste initiatives, WRAP, estimates that 12 million tonnes of… Read more »
In 2014 the UK’s economy grew by 2.6%, the fastest pace since 2007, in part driven by increased retail and consumer spending. The dark days of the recession drove changes in behaviour, out of necessity, that are likely to stick around now the economy is growing.