THOMSON is planning to increase high street profitability
by giving shop staff more autonomy in running their
businesses.

TUI UK commercial director Derek Jones said by the end of the
summer he hoped to introduce a daily messaging system detailing
everything from revenue raised to the levels of footfall.

By relating how much of each product is being sold, Jones believes
managers will be able to refine their business and grow it.

He said: “I want the shop staff and the managers to have much more
ownership of the profitability of their own shops.”

He added he hoped the move enable Thomson to capitalise on a high
street “renaissance” which is seeing increased levels of people
visiting shops.