Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for September 2016

CDRC Intern Shortlisted for Information is Beautiful Award

29 September 2016 - 3:31pm

CDRC Data Visualisation Intern, Herwig Scherabon, has been shortlisted for two categories in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards.  The visualisations which Herwig developed, whilst studying for an MDes in Graphic Design at Glasgow School of Art, have been nominated for awards in the ‘Data Visualisation’ and ‘Interactive Visualisation’ Categories. Affordability Explorer See visualisation and vote […]

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UK food retailing and the challenge of the ‘new retail’

27 September 2016 - 1:03pm

Alan Treadgold is a London-based global adviser to retail businesses. He recently provided this guest blog. In mid-August, ASDA, the UK’s third largest food retailer by sales, announced its worst ever sales results. Like-for-like sales in stores open for more than one year (a standard industry measure) fell by 7.5% for the three months to the […]

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CDRC Researcher named as UKDS Data Impact Fellow

27 September 2016 - 11:56am

CDRC PhD Student Rachel Oldroyd has been named as one of five UKDS Data Impact Fellows. The programme is designed to support the use of UK Data Service data and resources by new generations of scholars through the research partnerships they develop and the students they teach. The quality of applications was high and it […]

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CDRC Director presents at ODI Futures Meeting

26 September 2016 - 3:51pm

CDRC Director, Paul Longley gave a talk at the ODI Futures meeting held in partnership with dunnhumby on the 21st September. The theme of the meeting was ‘Show me the Future of Data in Retail’. Paul reviewed the service structure of the CDRC and discussed the forthcoming CDRC/Office for National Statistics Names Classification tool.

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CDRC welcomes new MSc Students

20 September 2016 - 3:58pm

CDRC Director, Professor Mark Birkin, welcomed 50 new students to the Consumer Data Research Centre today.  The students, who visited the Centre for the first time, are studying on our new MSc Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy course. Taught by leading academics from the University of Leeds, the course explores a range of analytical techniques […]

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From ‘conforming stores’ to digital first: the changing world of retail

20 September 2016 - 9:19am

Alan Treadgold is an independent consultant to retail and consumer products companies globally. He has a long background in advertising and management consulting. Alan recently provided this guest blog. I was in a taxi in Hong Kong several years ago, stuck in traffic in the pouring rain. I said to my Hong Kong-based colleague how […]

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CDRC Director delivers keynotes in South Korea

07 September 2016 - 2:27pm

CDRC Director Paul Longley delivered a variety of keynotes in Seoul, South Korea, from 31 August – 2 September 2016. The opening keynote took place at the Smart Geospatial Expo on 31 August 2016. This three day exhibition attracted some 10,000 visitors, including government ministers from several countries. While in South Korea, Paul also gave the opening […]

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Big Data Network exhibition at the RGS Annual Conference

02 September 2016 - 1:16pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), along with the Economic and Social  Research Council’s (ESRC) Big Data Network partners hosted an exhibition about big data at this year’s Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference. The joint exhibition on Thursday 1 September asked the question ‘What can big data tell us?’, with the CDRC, Business & Local Government Data Research Centre […]

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