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THE BOTTOM LINE
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The Bottom Line
Saturday 5.30-6.00pm
The Bottom Line
Showing you what's important in your ever-changing life.
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8 July 2006
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Evan Davis
In this week's programme Evan will be asking what the best strategy might be to survive and thrive as a retailer.
Times on the high street are hard - discounting has become almost a way of life as consumers demand more for their money. Is e-tailing the way forward?

And, as increasing numbers of UK retailers look overseas in a bid to increase their profits, we ask just what it will take to ensure this expansion works.

Also, are you dismayed with the amount of promises new technology makes?

Why do you need more than a dozen programmes on your washing machine when you use only 4? And what will the not-so-humble mobile phone be able to do next?

Is it time to make technology simple and just how might you do that?

Evan's guests this week are:

Ian Livingston
chief executive, BT Retail

Kevin O'Byrne
Group Finance Director, DSGI

Catriona Campbell
Founder, Foviance

Steve McCauley
partner, The Barchester Group


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The Bottom Line cuts through the confusion of modern life to find out what's really important to consumers and businesses: the gimmicks, the people, the products - and the relationships.
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