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Retailers: management information is key

Phil Mullis

01 March 2017

It goes without saying that information is key in business, but for retailers in particular, juggling forecasts and predictions for stock levels is a regular occurrence – especially if you have to take the weather into account as well. Part … Read More >>

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Risk management: Hedging your bets

Phil Mullis

09 January 2017

We’ve all considered taking a coat or umbrella with us somewhere if it looks like the good old British weather is going to let us down. If you have done this then you made a hedging decision – in other … Read More >>

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Can Christmas events change the way retailers respond to consumer demand?

Phil Mullis

03 December 2016

The landscape is changing all the time for retailers, but none more so than in the last few years. Events that originated in the US like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now well-known and it won’t be long before … Read More >>

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Warning: Retail Danger – are you managing your risk exposure?

Phil Mullis

11 October 2016

One definition of risk is “a situation involving exposure to danger”.   Business and life is, of course, littered with risk but how do you deal with the perils?  In the first instance we should look to develop a risk management … Read More >>

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The golden quarter is creeping up on us

Phil Mullis

06 September 2016

Summer seems barely behind us, but September has brought with it the next wave of event retailing as the golden quarter gets under way. What’s next? Halloween of course. Whilst more of an American tradition until recently, it seems us … Read More >>

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The Domino’s effect: What pizza can teach us about technology

Phil Mullis

03 June 2016

The time is ticking away. Not for any delay on a takeaway pizza, but for businesses that are stuck in the technology gap. According to recent press, a third of independent retailers cite rapidly changing shopping habits, fuelled by technology … Read More >>

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Retailers’ supplier insolvencies are tripling and crippling

David Tann

30 May 2016

According to a recent news article the number of food production companies entering into administration tripled during 2015. Around 162 companies declared themselves insolvent as the age-old war on prices allows the big supermarkets to squeeze the life out of … Read More >>

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Depeche mode: the devil is in the data detail

Phil Mullis

05 May 2016

Businesses deal with data everyday but for retailers using it to aid planning and decision making can make all the difference to the bottom line. So, the questions are: How can retailers use that data to their best advantage; and … Read More >>

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Cut price custom: How far can retailers go?

Phil Mullis

12 April 2016

We’ve all heard about the supermarket price wars, with both Aldi and Lidl, initially, trading heavily on price to improve market share. So, while these two continue to gain market share, the Big Four are putting a laser focus on … Read More >>

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Not on the stock market

Phil Mullis

31 March 2016

Chocolate Truffles disguised as Brussels sprouts might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for NotOntheHighStreet.com they were a Christmas bestseller. Now, it seems everyone wants a slice – of Not on the High Street that is, not Brussels sprout … Read More >>

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