Client: Ann Summers

Client: Ann Summers

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Supporting growth plans in the retail industry

John Boyle, Chief Operating Officer, explains how Ann Summers were able to continue their growth plans with the support of a Woodsford TradeBridge supply chain finance facility. 

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Who are Ann Summers?

“Ann Summers is a multi-channel, family run, lingerie and sex toy retailer, created by women for women.

We operate across multiple channels including stores, the web, wholesale and of course our famous parties.”


Why Woodsford TradeBridge?

Supply chain finance was never really on our radar before we were introduced to Woodsford TradeBridge.

After a trial lasting 6 months, we were convinced that this type of facility was the right answer to our short-term financing needs.

The beauty of the facility is that you can dip into it as little or frequently as you choose, and they only charge when it is utilised. That allows us the flexibility to continue to fund innovation even during busy periods, so we can push forwardwith our growth plans.”


What’s your biggest challenge?

“The constant challenge for every multichannel retailer in the current climate is to understand the shopping habits of your customer so you can appreciate their true value.

This challenge means that we are forced to continually innovate in the way that we deliver the shopping experience to enhance customer loyalty and keep them coming back for more.”

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