From the weekend: Retail sector takes stock of Philip Clarke’s impending departure while Jeff Bezos plans an Amazonian takeover
It was a tale of two chief executives this weekend: the ousting of Philip Clarke due to Tesco’s lacklustre turn-around and multiple profit warnings, in total contrast to the continued support for Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos’ strategy for sacrificing profits in favour of long-term growth.
It’s all in the mix: the Expansion Opportunity
The world’s getting smaller. But that doesn’t mean taking your business from one market to dozens is any easier. Boots on the ground and native speakers are often the first things we focus on when discussing expansion, but as ever with retail, the devil is in the detail. When it comes to payment methods, call centres, delivery and returns, it truly pays to know what you’re dealing with.
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High Street Tracker
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- Fashion -2.4 %
- Homewares -2.4 %
- Non-store +40.2 %
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