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HMV gives gaming an extra life, but won't level up with new hardware alone

With two next-gen consoles on the horizon, and in light of continually falling music and video sales, HMV is right to re-include gaming in its long-term strategy. However, it should not expect to record the same kind of sales seen historically for the PS3 or Xbox 360; and, no matter how it overhauls its instore offer, it will still face the same old problem of price competition from the pureplays.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2013
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Waitrose must develop a more active online strategy

Waitrose managing director Mark Price has taken a pragmatic prudent approach to online, but the retailer can't rest as online grocery rival Ocado continues to expand. While Waitrose continues to put its existing customers at the heart of everything it does, it needs to become more active in order to protect itself from becoming over-reliant on Ocado.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2013
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Future-proofing key for Debenhams flagship renovation

Debenhams' refurbishment of its Oxford Street flagship store, at a cost of GBP25m over three years, aims to redefine the brand. The flagship has suffered from underinvestment, and sits below par in terms of customer experience. Verdict believes the revamp will bring the store in line with rivals; however, Debenhams should be future-proofing the store to maintain its relevance in the next decade.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2013
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Primark trials online offer at ASOS

On June 3, Primark finally took a cautious step into online retailing by trialling a small range of 20 womenswear products on fashion etailer ASOS's website. The trial will allow Primark to gauge online demand for its products, and with intensifying competition at the value end of the high street, Primark will be able to see if it can gain an advantage virtually.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2013
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Conveying a message of quality is essential for Very.co.uk to succeed

On May 30, Very.co.uk held its autumn/winter preview for its womenswear and homewares collections. Alongside its well-marketed Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby collections, it showed Love Label and its new Definitions brand, both highlighting major trends of the season and its keen pricing strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2013
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J.Crew pop-up shop sets the scene for UK autumn arrival

J.Crew's pop-up shop, open for just two days in London's King's Cross, serves as an introduction to the brand for UK consumers, prior to its flagship launch on Regent Street in November. The retailer's emphasis on product quality and sharp design detailing will help to justify its high price points, which position it firmly in the premium to luxury end of the UK clothing market.

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2013
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Ocado and Morrisons end the speculation and seal the deal

Big Four grocer Morrisons has finally confirmed its entry to the UK online grocery market, signing a deal that will see it share technology, space and intellectual property with pureplay grocer Ocado. What does this mean for Ocado, Morrisons, Waitrose and the rest of the UK grocery market?

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2013
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M&S turns on style, but can it turn on customers?

Last night M&S hosted its much-anticipated autumn/winter clothing preview, the first ranges designed under the direction of the new clothing team, and perhaps Marc Bolland's last attempt at turning its general merchandise arm of the business back to growth after seven consecutive quarters of sales decline.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2013
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007 comes to physical video's rescue

The British Video Association has revealed that total video sales were up 10.1% in Q1 2013, with physical increasing by 7.2%. This goes against the trend of continued decline, but should only be seen as a minor - and artificially inflated - fillip rather than a recovery, with digital (including streaming) continuing to gain ground at a rapid rate (55.1% over the same quarter a year ago).

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2013
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Game retailers need to react to app risk for new consoles

The temporary price drop of Nintendo's next-generation games console, the Wii U, at the start of May to just GBP149 for the basic model at Asda and Amazon signals its failure to prise casual gamers away from smartphone and tablet apps in what is a very worrying start to the console cycle for video game retailers.

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2013

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