Tag Archives: high street

Study: Majority of high street retailers reject plans for mandatory Covid ‘Shopping Passports’

Majority of High Street retailers reject plans for mandatory Covid ‘Shopping Passports’, according to new survey * 58% of retailers reject idea of “Covid passports” for customers visiting shops * 80% of stores think mandatory vaccination passports would drive more people to shop online than in store * 79% claim …

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Stop guessing – Just ask. What online must learn from the in store experience 

Russell Loarridge, Director, ReachFive insists it is time for retailers to bring back the joy in shopping and that means rethinking the online customer experience. The technology exists to move online retail closer to the high street experience, such as customer identity and access management; content platforms; recommendation engines. The technology …

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ParcelHero predicts a “Christmas crush” with 3 “Super Saturdays” before Christmas

The final Saturday before Christmas has become known as ‘Super Saturday’ as Christmas shopping, both in store and online, reaches a crescendo.  A quirk of the calendar means that December 2019, for the first time in four years, has just three Saturdays rather than four, before Christmas. That will turn …

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Can collaborative retail save our high streets? Consumers urge independent retailers to merge to survive

New research from Gekko has revealed that 73% of UK consumers think independent retailers should collaborate. The ‘Collaborative Retail’ report features comments from over 2,000 UK adults, and has found that many believe independent retailers should “think creatively and work together” to avoid going to the wall and revitalise beleaguered …

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“Retailers need to evaluate the purpose of their physical stores”: UK high streets hit highest vacancy rate in 5 years

New research from LDC has found that nearly 12% of UK shopping locations were empty in the first half of 2019, indicating the we’ve now hit the highest number of empty outlets in the past five years across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks. LDC’s review of more than …

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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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“UK’s homespun Amazon Tax won’t save the high street”

E-commerce home delivery specialist ParcelHero has spoken out about Chancellor Hammond’s decision to push for an international tax on web giants at the G7 Finance Ministers’ meeting, and his earlier announcement of a new independent British ‘Amazon Tax’. “In the dying days of this Cabinet, the current Chancellor is still determined …

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Are we at risk of tech giants taking over the high street?

With recent rumours that Google is planning to open up its first dedicated retail store, Laura Barnes looks at how this move could transform the high street, and what indies have to offer that big brand can’t.

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