Tag Archives: retail

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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There is no such thing as bad publicity – except when it’s your customer experience

Oscar Wilde famously once said: “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” The implication was that being in the spotlight is always a good thing, no matter what … Continue reading

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Analytics: the key to unlocking the retail omnichannel?

For the past couple of years I have been exploring both omnichannel and multichannel solutions for customer service as the adoption of social media channels have become more accepted. It’s important to distinguish between the two terms though, as many … 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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Which kind of business do you think Ford is in?

What kind of business do you think that the Ford Motor Company is involved in? Perhaps the easy answer is in the name – they manufacture and sell motor vehicles. Wrong. Some people may still consider Ford to be a … 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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The power of ‘delete’ and what it means for brands.

Last December I deleted my Facebook account. I was an avid user in both a personal and professional capacity. Then I somehow managed to contract strep pneumonia and spent nine days in hospital without access to Facebook during which time all … Continue reading

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