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Marks and Spencer’s website redesign results in falling sales

At at time when online sales are growing rapidly for most companies, Marks and Spencer’s have experienced falling online sales despite a reportedly £150 million overhaul of their website. On the surface, their strategy was promising with an increased focus on video and magazine type content to interest visitors. This is a proven way of […]

Tablet and mobile online sales boost Argos and Dixons

Booming online sales boosted revenue for Argos and Dixons as sales grew by 3.8% and 5% respectively. Business over the internet made up almost half of Argos’ sales as shoppers made more purchases using tablet computers and mobile phones. Both businesses were written off as dinosaurs a few years ago but have revived themselves by […]

e-commerce lifts Next out of seasonal slump

The coldest March for 50 years kept many shoppers at home, but strong online sales boosted Next’s sales by nearly 9%, leaving overall group sales up 2.2% despite poor performing shops. Shop sales slumped by 1.9% in the 14 weeks to 4 May. The company said: “It is apparent that the poor March figures were […]

Domino’s boosted as online now 40 per cent of sales

In the current climate of financial doom and gloom it’s not only great to hear about companies bucking the trend, but also attempt to analyse what they are doing to grow their business. Pizza company Domino’s delivered a strong financial performance in 2011 with like for like sales up 12% on the previous year. Profitability […]