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Positive January sales could be a turning point for the high street

Over the past couple of years it has been difficult to weed out the positive news about the state of the UK high streets, as most headlines have been occupied by the words like “Brexit”, “Negotiations”, “Uncertainty” and so on. While we’re still working out the exact details of the …

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Industry reactions to the Chancellor’s Budget

On Wednesday (11th March), Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP delivered the Government’s first budget since October 2018, announcing tax and spending plans for the year ahead. Specifically of interest to the UK tech channel, the budget included a £3,000 cash grant for eligible small business, and £5bn to be spent on …

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Sustainable sales: How retailers can help reduce their impact on the environment

With the US President claiming last year that he “doesn’t believe” in a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change, and the recent social media whirlwind 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has made while travelling from the UK to America to attend two climate conferences, the …

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Tackling violence on the high street

Every day, 115 employees within the UK retail sector are attacked in their place of work. I personally found this statistic from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to be shockingly high. As someone who has never got into a situation that has led me to harass or attack someone working …

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Rising to the e-commerce challenge

Listen to any podcast or scroll through a popular social media site and it won’t be long until you see or hear an advert from the likes of Squarespace, Shopify or WooCommerce (amongst many others) outlining just how easy it is to set up an online shop and get selling …

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Industry reacts to biggest UK retail sales decline on record

The latest KPMG-BRC Retail Sales Monitor has reported the biggest decline in UK retail sales since records began in January 1995. Covering the four weeks from 28th April to 25th May 2019, the report shows that on a total basis, sales decreased by 2.7% in May. Excluding Easter distortions, this …

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Crossing the omni-channel: Why retailers need to think outside the box to ensure their survival

Throughout March, UK retail sales decreased by 1.1% compared to the same period in 2018. That’s according to the BRC – KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for the month, which also showed that over the three months to March, in-store sales of non-food items declined 1.5% on a total basis and …

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