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Danny Toffel _ Founder and CEO Watches2U

Watches2U weathers the storm to become TK Maxx of watches

The past 5 years has not been comfortable time for retailers of volume fashion and lifestyle watches as Amazon decimated the market with its combination of a massive range of product and deeply discounted prices. One company that adapted to survive is Watches2U thanks to a dramatic change in direction by its founder Danny Toffel. WatchPro’s Rob Corder met him to find out how.
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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Becoming Bucherer

DAVID COLERIDGE_DM LONDON2
David Coleridge is into his fourth decade working in the luxury watch industry and now oversees the market from his perch as UK chairman of Bucherer, the company that bought his privately owned The Watch Gallery in 2017. WatchPro's Rob Corder caught up with the veteran who shows no sign of slowing down and is more outspoken than ever about challenges and opportunities for the industry he loves.
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Measuring the true value of bricks and mortar stores

Doug Stephens
In a world where consumption is increasingly moving online, how should the performance of physical retail stores be measured? What metrics make sense in a retail landscape that is seeing double-digit, compounded growth in ecommerce, while brick and mortar stores struggle to eke out single-digit lifts? Doug Stephens, author and founder of consultancy Retail Prophet, argues that brick and mortar stores are worth far more than the bottom line profits (or losses) they generate.
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