Blog: Online boom
Catherine Sleep | 8 March 2006
A new survey shows that women are increasingly shunning the high street in favour of online shopping. “Why should this apply to women more than men?” I hear you ask. As a member of the demographic group in question, allow me to enlighten you.
A primary advantage to online shopping is that it lets you multitask, which for working mums is crucial. You can have washing in the machine, dinner in the oven and the baby asleep upstairs while you plug your shopping list into your computer. Okay, men juggle too, but for better or worse it's more often women when it comes to shopping.
Sometimes we want to hit the shops and see products first hand but more and more we're prepared to buy remotely. After all, if you have one hour to do the shopping, and it's mundane repeat purchases, and it's the end of a busy day... which would you rather do? Up and out to Tesco or lounge around with your laptop and a nice glass of red in front of Desperate Housewives? Bricks and mortar don’t stand a chance.
But it will only work if the website in question is robust and user-friendly, and more importantly the delivery and customer service must be as slick as the interface. Otherwise you just postpone the pain.
Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...
Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden....
Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....
FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....
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