Managing director Simon Blayne explains how Carmel Clothing is investing to stay ahead of the competition
Fashion retailing is an inexact science. The reason some garments will be swept off the rack while others sit forlornly in the corner of a stockroom will often remain a mystery – that is why having a variety of routes to market is essential.
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Industry Insight: Disruption hits UK brandsSubscription
The retail apocalypse is real. It’s here in the UK and across the world. A shift in consumer behaviour was a long time coming, but retailers have been slow to act on it.
Small businesses can struggle to keep up with expectations of payments technology, and the slick offerings of the major retailers just adds to the pressure. There is a perception among some that the smaller retailer is unlikely to keep up with the pace of change. But is this really true? To gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing smaller retailers Elavon conducted research with existing customers throughout the UK and Ireland.
Increasing digitization in all areas of life is reshaping the way we communicate. Technology allows people to always be connected and always be online, which has allowed communication trends to change and grow rapidly. Social networks seem to have passed their prime: Messaging apps allow more direct and immediate connection, and have become the most popular form of digital communication.
It seems barely a week has gone by in the last year without another fashion brand protection battle hitting the headlines.
UK retailer Jigsaw increased its average monthly turnover by 32% after introducing a fulfil-from-store option to its omnichannel strategy
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If your supply chain and integration platforms aren’t 100% compatible and living in a state of perpetual harmony, you risk losing sales. And if that doesn’t focus the mind, nothing will. But there is a way forward…