Pushing sales beyond the magic £100 million

Camp Hopson of Newbury

It’s been a busy time for Morleys Stores, the London-based independent department store group. Camp Hopson in Newbury, a feature of the Berkshire market town since 1921, became store number eight at the end of 2014. It’s clearly a good fit for the group and Morley’s head office management team expect the acquisition to help push sales beyond the magic £100 million mark. Of course integrating the new business to take advantage of centralised buying and streamlined operations, while maintaining the independent character of the…

RBTE 2015 – Futura Retail Solutions demos full EPOS retail management system on stand 556

RBTE 2015

Next week the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2015 will opening it doors at its new venue, Olympia Grand, London. Here at Futura we are looking forward to a busy two days finding out about the latest exciting industry innovations and showcasing our own latest developments. Lifestyle retailers, department stores and fashion retailers attending RBTE can find out how to enhance their customers’ buying experience dramatically, Futura’s core system can manage multiple functions including EPOS, merchandising and gift cards and includes full CRM and Ecommerce…

Creating a virtual shop window

Howleys Toy Stores

E-commerce and the multitude of online channels now available present a real opportunity for ambitious retailers. For smaller retailers particularly it’s an obvious way to extend your footprint without opening new stores and will even put your products in front of a global marketplace. With more and more consumers searching out products on-line, it’s a great way of levelling the playing field and giving you the chance to win more consumers. Delivering sales across multiple channels might look complex, but, with e-commerce platforms like Channel…

From disaster to opportunity – a face lift for Clerys

Nobody wants a disaster but just sometimes it can be a real opportunity, and for Clerys department store, part of Dublin’s retail landscape since 1853, a flood in 2013 provided the impetus to completely remodel the store. While adding glamorous new interiors to ensure its continued attraction as a Dublin shopping destination and one of the world’s first purpose-built department stores, the makeover also provided the opportunity to re-evaluate its shop floor technology.  Clerys wanted to improve the customer experience and tightly integrate its many…

If you integrate & connect you’ll improve warehouse productivity & customer expectation

It has been quite astonishing how rapidly smart phones and mobile devices have become commonplace. Today’s consumer is always connected; they can browse and shop 24/7 whether at home, or on the move. It’s something you can’t ignore and successful retailers are those who adapt to the new mobile world. While tablets and in-store wi-fi can enable staff and improve the shopping experience, understanding how and when to adopt new technologies remains challenging. The important thing is not to lose sight of the basics, because…

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