Archive for the ‘Retail’ Category

Convenience outstrips total retail sales

Convenience outstrips total retail sales

IGD’s ShopperVista research project is predicting an average annual retail sales growth rate of +5% for convenience stores compared to +3.5% for the total grocery market. Consumers are making more frequent, but smaller-basket shopping trips and click-and-collect services are also growing in importance. These two factors are important demand-side factors, while on the supply-side the [...]

WHSmith faces more competition in travel

WHSmith faces more competition in travel

The travel format which has provided real growth for WHSmith – it has plans to open another 95 travel stores this year – is also fuelling potential growth for a number of its international competitors…. *  Fnac, the French-based music, books, magazines and electronics retailer, has developed a small format store (1,130 sq ft) for [...]

Reaction to the Mary Portas Retail Review

Reaction to the Mary Portas Retail Review

The future of the town centre is of massive importance newspapers and magazines. Commissioning the Queen of Shops to undertake a review of the High Street was a smart PR move. Yet is it any more than that?

ACE and Wessenden launch CDP+ for 2012

ACE and Wessenden launch CDP+ for 2012

The Association of Circulation Executives (ACE) has commissioned Wessenden Marketing to run the Circulation Development Programme Plus (CDP+) in 2012.

Taking the lid off independent retailers

Taking the lid off independent retailers

Wessenden Marketing undertook a series of focus groups among independent retailers on behalf of Menzies Distribution and D-Cipher.  David Cooke of Menzies outlined the findings in InPublishing magazine…..   Independent retailers perplex most publishers. On one hand, the independent sector still holds a massive share of both newspapers and magazines – maintaining a strong independent [...]

The Power of Magazines

The Power of Magazines

What do retailers really think about magazines?

The Power of Magazines presentation, commissioned by the PPA, gives an overview of what some of the key retail multiples think of magazines – the product, the trends and how the whole supply chain works.