Tag Archives: Amazon

A New User’s Reflections on Online Grocery Shopping

I am old enough to remember the initial Tesco home shopping trials in Gateshead in the early 1980s (Gateshead Shopping and Information System) when home shopping via Videotex (look it up if you don’t know) was seen as being a … Continue reading

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Books and Booksellers

A few weeks ago I presented at a Booksellers Association arranged event, The Independent Booksellers Forum on Creative Collaboration for Healthy High Streets. I had been invited to talk about what is going on in retailing , the Portas review … Continue reading

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Amazonia

Sometimes words are difficult to find, so here are some figures to discuss $34.2 bn – Amazon’s sales in FY 2010 $1.497 bn – Amazon’s pre-tax income/profit in FY 2010 £8.8 mn – Scottish Government/Enterprise grants to Amazon to move … Continue reading

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