Digital redesign and innovation – Customer feedback and how M& use it.

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Digital redesign and innovation – Customer feedback and how M& use it.

BRC – Omni-channel retailing 2015 – David Walmsley director of M& marks and spencer

According to David Walmsley, director www.M&, only 14% of all clothing purchases are made on-line. Granted, that varies by time of day and especially on Saturday nights when people are home, watching TV and browsing the internet.

It’s important to track convergence of content and commerce. Having an online magazine and social space is vital; and Walmsley feels M&S may need a more rounded approach stressing that retailers should obsess over what customers say. Here are some of M&S’s key customer drivers:

Code and analytics drive M&S as a business.  A strategic differentiator for them is that unlike a lot of retailers, they have 80 engineers in house. This also gives them links to the popular start-up community eg dressipi, seedcamp, wayra, campus.M& is now the flag ship for Marks and Spencer.


Christine de Largy, Managing Director of Impact Executives, experts in interim management, is passionate about the digital transformation of consumer businesses. She hosts a retail forum to facilitate debate around the issues retail businesses today face and also sits on the management and advisory boards of IORMA, the International Omni-channel Retail Markets Association.

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