Sunday 3 October 2010 10:43 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ SUPERMARKETS are set for a showdown this week as Tesco, J Sainsbury and Marks & Spencer post interim results. Smaller retailers Ted Baker, Halfords and Greggs are also due results, in a week that will indicate how the High Street has fared since the general election. Tesco is expected to post a 10 per cent rise in first-half pre-tax profit on Tuesday, as growth in its Asian operations offsets sluggish sales in the UK. Analysts expect Tesco to have improved since the start of the year. Evolution Securities predicted an 8.5 per cent rise in total sales last week but warned of slow growth in the UK thanks to lagging petrol prices and a lack of new branches. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s third-biggest supermarket group behind Tesco and Asda, is tipped to show stronger UK growth in a second-quarter sales update on Wednesday, helped by its strength in the more affluent south.Wealthier shoppers are also likely to prove a fillip for clothing, food and homewares chain Marks & Spencer when it publishes second-quarter sales figures on Thursday.The group is expected to post a fourth consecutive rise in underlying quarterly sales, though analysts will be keen for any news on profit margins amid rising cotton, wage and freight prices.Sales at UK stores open over a year are tipped to rise between 1.3 and 4.6 per cent, according to a company poll of 16 analysts, compared with first-quarter growth of 3.6 per cent.Bakery chain Greggs is expected to post small first-half improvements on Wednesday, making up for the rise in wheat prices with some sales growth. Analysts expect bicycles-to-car parts chain Halfords to report a drop in second-quarter underlying sales of 4.0 to 4.6 per cent on Thursday, exacerbated by teething problems at a new distribution depot, though they also think cost cuts will keep it on track to meet full-year profit expectations.Fashion chain Ted Baker is set to announce strong sales over spring and summer on Thursday, after posting its first growth in two years at the start of 2010. Tags: NULL Retailers go head to head with results whatsapp whatsapp Share
eleven double the smoke has not yet dispersed, shrouded in the traditional chain of the head of the haze is getting more and more, double the impact on the entire industry environment is obvious eleven. It will be difficult to win the chance of survival in the future battles without changing the enterprise. So how to meet this change as a traditional chain
e-commerce brings hitherto unknown opportunities and challenges of chain enterprises, rely on the traditional form of circulation chain enterprises has been difficult to adapt to the modern society, the traditional forms of marketing, enterprises shall not enter the electronic commerce? This is an out and out of the false proposition, but also a need to consider the assumptions and propositions, e-commerce development for more than and 10 years, the traditional the enterprise is the basic health benefits, one is bad, of course, is the early application, but with the development of e-commerce, entered a new period of development, the traditional enterprise only stay in the application stage is already cannot adapt to the needs of the development of the new situation, stripping part enterprises own active sales if things go on like this will be more and more professional, active the operation and development of enterprises will be further restricted, we say that e-commerce brings challenges to the transition is not to say In the field of e-commerce, but to learn how to adapt to the trend of the chain enterprises to innovate their business strategy, then how to innovate?
combined with the investigation of a large number of chain enterprises concluded that: traditional chain enterprises must change their ideas, serious research, innovative business model.
first: change the traditional retail concept, the initiative to embrace change
traditional chain enterprises have formed the inherent thinking, the relationship between the enterprise and the dealer must be cooperation or agent, and through the terminal channel sales to achieve product circulation. Some companies do not accept the reality of e-commerce as another channel that e-commerce must be opposed to the traditional retail terminal stores. As a business must change the traditional concept, in fact, e-commerce is just a means, and the terminal is the same as a kind of channel, the key is how to integrate the two.
second: integration of traditional and technological innovation channel sales
We know that
is the integration of tradition and technology can become a whole, so as to create the greatest value for the enterprise, stores terminal sales channels is a kind of traditional sales channels, and as a modern technology of Internet, mobile Internet is emerging in recent years with the rise of sales channels, Taobao, Jingdong and other network sales platform. Has been very mature, as the chain, only the traditional channels and technology channels both skilled use can make the enterprise in an invincible position.
third: put into action to set up innovative business
we can not just say no practice, pay close attention to the establishment of innovative business unit, to study the integration of traditional channels and modern science and technology channels.
fourth: using new technologies and new channels to help agents innovate
we know that in addition to Tmall, Taobao, Jingdong and other network platforms, as well as micro-blog, WeChat and other social platforms, in the reality of the flow of traffic to the network