Supermarket Mergers and Supply Chain Consequences

Since their acquisition of Argos back in 2016, it seems Sainsburys have been left with an insatiable appetite for more; and as we approach mid-year 2018, the FMCG retailer has revealed plans to merge with their supposedly regarded rivals, north of the wall; Asda. Following the successful integration of Argos into Sainsbury’s stores two years…

Retailtainment – The battle against ecommerce

The office for National Statistics (ONS), defines ecommerce as: “the sale or purchase of goods or services, conducted over computer networks by methods specifically designed for the purpose of receiving or placing of orders”. As we enter into a new year, and the evolution of technology continues to expand, more consumers are shopping online, fuelling…

Ecommerce and the Shape-Shifting Retail Industry

As more and more of our technological devices are connected to the internet, the fine-line separating shopping online and shopping in-store, is wearing increasingly thin. With smart-technology now the reality of retailing, responsible for the transformation of clicks ruthlessly replacing bricks and mortar; online shopping is where an increasing number of consumers are now making…

Omni-channel Retail and Ecommerce

With more and more shops closing on the highstreets, the most notable of which include retailer store closures of Woolworths and BHS, and now include many Marks and Spencer’s and WH Smith stores also shutting their physical doors for good; What does the future of retail need to take stock of? Of course, the closure…

Defending The ‘Want it Now’ Culture

Ever since we clicked into Ecommerce in the early 90’s, we have all become very quickly accustomed to being able to purchase products at the click of a button. One common misconception regarding ecommerce and consumerism is that the online consumer ‘shops’ online to feel instant gratification. This suggests that people shop online, simply for…