Tag Archives: high street

Food retailers are competing on customer service

Food retailers are facing a tough time in the UK at present. The biggest of them all, Tesco, is facing up to some very unusual problems related to accounting errors (still under investigation) and Sainsbury’s has seen sales fall in … Continue reading

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Could British retailers learn from the phone networks?

I blogged recently about the collapse of Phones 4U and how the model of selling mobile phone contracts is changing. The biggest change is the decline of the third-party expert, able to advise on contracts from all the major networks, … Continue reading

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What is the future for mobile phone retail in the UK?

UK phone retailer Phones 4 U has called in the administrator putting 5,596 jobs at risk today. It’s a tragedy for all those who work in the stores and for the British High Street in general as all 550 stores … Continue reading

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Vodafone expands their High St footprint

Vodafone recently announced plans to invest £100m in opening 150 new stores around the UK over the next year. This will develop their high-street footprint to over 500 stores, but why would a brand like Vodafone be investing in the … Continue reading

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Getting #Custserv with Twitter right or ‘Respect for the Bad Man’

Retailers are getting used to multichannel service today. Many of them are answering customer questions online using the same channels to respond to the original questions – for instance publishing answers and information on Facebook when questions originate from that … Continue reading

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How can retailers fight the ‘showrooming’ trend?

Retailers spend a lot of money to keep their stores on the High Street, but many are now exploring new ways to retain their relevance in an era of online shopping. The current scourge of the High Street retailer is … Continue reading

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The retailers strike back

We have often talked of the omnichannel on this blog, the merging of online sales and features – such as price comparison – with the experience of a real retail shop. I believe that there is the possibility for online … Continue reading

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