Entries by Paul Sherratt

A sports trade online hub

Introduction I was intrigued to come across a business article this weekend announcing that StreetHub, a network of independent retailers, had raised $2.6m (£1.7m) in their latest funding round, led by Octopus Ventures. The group also received investments from Index Ventures, which has stakes in online retailers Asos, Farfetch and Net-a-Porter, among others, as well […]

Solutions for Sport are hiring: Are you looking for a new challenge?

WEB CONTENT & MARKETING EXECUTIVE Are you looking for an exciting digital position within the sporting goods industry? We are looking for a web content & marketing executive who will be responsible for the following areas of our fast growing digital division; Web content- inputting all product descriptions, content, prices and more into new and […]

Adidas v Nike – Different Strokes

Having spent the last few months “on the road” I have found myself in many retailers discussing the trade in general and, in particular, the changing fortunes of “the big two” – Nike and adidas. Whilst Nike were recently reporting revenues up 15% to $7.4 billion, adidas Chief Executive Herbert Hanier was admitting “We had […]

Upselling sporting goods

I don’t know why, but in recent weeks I seem to be having more and more conversations with sports retailers about “checkout candy”. Maybe its because many are online and understand the concept but for those of you that don’t, let me explain. Put simply the phrase refers to “temptation at the checkout”. You know […]

Grow your profits in 2015

Make more money,save more money, be more competitive For many business the start of the year is the time to take a look back at the previous year and begin to plan for the new year ahead. Inevitably part of this process will involve a “look at the books” and, more importantly, a review of […]