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Will it be a happy new year for UK retailers? … Vince Kerrigan, Vital Communications

by on December 30, 2015

The Confederation of British Industry recently labelled 2015 a ‘tough year’ for retailers. As the meteoric rise of e-commerce continues and market competition increases once more, an effective marketing strategy is crucial if businesses are to achieve strong sales over the festive period.

With the market rocked by weaker-than-expected Black Friday sales, 70 per cent of stores have introduced pre-Christmas discounts in an attempt to drive revenue. However, those that wish to succeed must cut through the sales noise and strike the correct balance between planning and agility in order to reach out to potential customers. In terms of their marketing approach, integration and personalisation are essential for retailers looking to take the lead in 2016.


Exclusive Insight / Effective approaches that UK retailers are using with social media today – Burberry, Waitrose,#AmazonBasket

by on February 1, 2015

Exclusive - From Social Media to Social Commerce by Ian Jindal

To learn more about social commerce and the full multichannel retail landscape, book your place at the Internet Retailing Expo and the eDelivery Expo taking place on 25th and 26th March 2015.

Social media is enjoying a retail renaissance. Customers may have rejected the literal interpretation of s-commerce when they opted not to buy direct from Facebook stores, but today retailers are finding new and more creative ways to harness the still-spectacular power of social media.


At the Internet Retailing Conference – Jo Causon, Laura Wade-Geary, Peter Fitzgerald

by on July 21, 2013

Internet Retailing Conference

The New Basics - 3 streams, 8 FREE workshops, packed exhibition hall...

16th October 2013, Novotel, Hammersmith, London

We’re also excited to have the first details of the 8th Internet Retailing Conference. The event will be held on October 16 in London. Keynote speakers will include Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Ocado and Dressipi, and Laura Wade-Geary, executive director, multichannel ecommerce, Marks & Spencer. For more details and early bird supersaver registration, visit

IAB Research / 74% of top spending retailers have a mobile optimised sites, but only 8% have a tablet optimised site

by on June 18, 2013

IAB research reveals top UK retailers struggle to be mobile and tablet ready

London 18th June 2013: Research released today by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) reveals that the uptake of mobile and tablet as key marketing components amongst the top 50 UK retailers has not yet been complete.  *Mobile and Online Journey Observation [more…]

UK retailers ration baby milk

by on April 8, 2013