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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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John Lewis reports £26m loss due to “subdued consumer confidence”

John Lewis’s half-year report has revealed a pre-tax loss of £25.9 million, compared to a profit of £0.8m this time last year. The retailer blamed “difficult” trading conditions, which were not helped by “subdued consumer confidence”, for a large portion of the loss. “The re-drawing of the UK retail landscape …

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Dixons Carphone reports 10% drop in mobile sales

Dixons Carphone has released a trading update for 13 weeks ended 27th July, revealing a slump in mobile sales. The retailer saw electrical like-for-like revenue up 2% in UK and Ireland, with strong performance in white goods, tablets and gaming; offset by small declines in large screen TVs against World …

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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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Acer launches immersive PC gaming area in Harrods’ London store

Acer UK has brought its Predator and Nitro PC gaming products to London’s prestigious Harrods store, offering gamers an immersive hands-on experience with its latest gear. The world famous department store will showcase PCs, monitors and laptops, as well as gaming accessories, from the two ranges across four demonstration areas …

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Dealer Discussion: What security products and services do you provide and why?

This month, Tech for Techs asks its retailer, reseller and tech services members about the security products they provide to customers. MARK, COMPLETE TECH “We provide Panda for AV with mail filtering for on prem email, Ubiquiti for WiFi, Draytek for routers, Grandstream for on prem pbx or yealink for …

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Good news for high street tech sales, but etailers are still missing out

ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, looks at the recent healthy results for tech sales – but questions why some online stores are still missing out… A recent Reuters poll revealed retail experts feared a particularly dismal outlook for June sales, with a slump of 0.3% or more …

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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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How is Google’s repair ads ban affecting tech businesses?

As Google removes adverts related to computer repairs in a bid to stop scammers, how is this affecting legitimate businesses? Tech For Techs asks its members. MIKE WHITEHOUSE, SUNDERLAND COMPUTER REPAIRS “I have worked with Google for a long time and I’ve resigned myself to having to spend £300 a …

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How retailers are using mobile technology to become more competitive

A new global survey of 700 retail IT decision makers has revealed that nearly all of them (99%) are implementing mobile technology in store. Conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Jamf, the survey found that respondents believe that mobile technology enables them to optimise inventory planning and management (96%) …

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