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Screwfix is the eCommerce jewel in the Kingfisher crown. Results for the last 12 months were posted earlier today and it’s clear we’ve all been spending on DIY during the lockdowns of 2020. Screwfix grew eCommerce twice as fast as B&Q, despite already being 5 times the size. That is a phenomenal performance!   Overall...
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Rarely does Ealing attract very new/ground breaking ideas, granted its the home of London Jazz and the location for the world famous Ealing studios – but much of that was a long time ago. Image my surprise to find out that the first UK branch of Amazon Fresh was opening on Ealing’s main shopping street...
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fashion catwalk for primark
Interesting view on Primark in today’s Sunday Times ‘Under chief executive Paul Marchant, Primark — aside from a brief trial on Asos — has not sold a single garment online. Resisting the digital revolution has led to a £1.5bn pile of clothes, which must be shifted without the usual numbers of bargain-hunters ranging across its...
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In our recent thought-piece on the New Normal, we highlighted that retailers and brands with Direct to Consumer (D2C) businesses, need to adopt a new model. All aspects need to be viewed in conjunction with each other as the change process needs to be holistic. This goes some way beyond the obvious sanitation and distancing...
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The UK government has confirmed a gradual re-opening of retail stores, beginning with Outdoor Markets and Showrooms able to start trading again from 1st June – so long as they keep customers “safe”. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52801727 All non-essential retail shops can also reopen in England from 15th June, Prime Minister Johnson says (but not hairdressers). Sadly,as the...
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