Friday, 10 December 2010

Whither Catalogues; Catalogues Wither?

The recent publication of the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 provides me a great opportunity to return to one of my favourite topics.  No, not self-promotion (although I am involved with two companies on the list; M8 Group and Endura Ltd) but something I enjoy *even* more: catalogue bashing.

Criteria for inclusion in the index are private companies with most recent year sales over £5m that have posted a profit in most recent year, ranked by turnover growth over most recent 4 years.

Now, this is "just a bit of fun", but a quick analysis of the supplement shows there are 10 dedicated online product retailers on there;

In addition, there are at least 7 other consumer websites featured.

Number of catalogue retailers or mentions of catalogues?  None.

Just saying, that's all.