Maplin Electronics is a retailer of electronic goods in the UK and Ireland. As of July 2013, there are 205 Maplin Electronics stores. The company operates an extensive online, telephone, and mail order sales service. In 2014 Maplin selected VS to implement The Edge in order to support an expanding Dropship initiative, enabling the retailer to increase its product range and categories.
Virtualstock (VS), the technology company that has developed a completely new way of allowing data to flow between any network of systems and platforms, has been nominated for three major awards. The company has been named as finalists for Most Disruptive Retail Technology in the Retail Systems Awards, Supply Chain Innovation Project of the Year in the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards (for its Tesco dropship portal) and Best Innovation in Ecommerce Delivery/Logistics in the Ecommerce Awards for Excellence 2014. Earlier this year, the VS Team was also awarded 'Little British Battler' status by Tech Market View in light of the proven success in taking on and winning contracts against larger competitors. VS co-founder Ed Bradley says: "The team has worked very hard for this recognition and we are particularly delighted to be picked out for the two areas that really sum up our business identity - innovation and disruption. We've built our reputation for punching above our weight against larger competitors by disrupting the status quo and being more innovative than our larger peers, so to be recognised in these areas is incredibly rewarding." Awards winners will be announced in September and October. Founded in 2004, The VS Team 's market-leading solution, The Edge, is now used by clients including Tesco, Office Depot, Kiddicare and Bear Grylls. For more information go to: www.virtualstock.co.uk
Re listing; LEG quote this as being near to medium term for VSHL, although their definition of medium term may not be the same as ours. An indication may be that it has been two years since LEG invested and the first round results showed a ten-fold increase in value of the holding in 2014. My guess would be 2016 for 'medium' although the way VS is going it may well be sooner. Here's hoping!!
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