Wednesday, July 17, 2019

WHSmith to introduce contactless payments

Major high street retailer WHSmith has announced today that it will be introducing contactless payment terminals at a number of its travel stores over...

Poundland acquires eight ex-Peacocks stores

Discount retailer Poundland is to create an additional 220 jobs for the retail sector after acquiring eight former Peacocks stores, it was announced today....

Tablet computers added to CPI shopping basket

Teenage fiction, tablet computers and stout beer have all been added to the typical basket of goods used by the Office for National statistics...

UK high street to see foreign invasion

A leading corporate advisory firm is anticipating a flood of foreign ownership on the UK high street, after recording a sharp rise in overseas...

H&T pawnbrokers continues to improve profitability

Full-year results released today by pawnbrokers H&T Group show that the company continued to grow its stores and attract more customers during 2011. Profit...

Poundland to accept American Express cards

In a sign of its growing popularity with higher earning consumers, value retailer Poundland is to now accept American Express (AmEx) payment cards at...

Halfords boss warns of ‘Talkies moment‘ for retail

David Wild, CEO of bike & car parts retailer Halfords, has compared the current revolution in modern retailing to the introduction of sound to...

Independent stores on the high street grew in 2011

Three times as many independent run retail stores opened on UK high streets in 2011 compared to outlets opened by large multiples, new statistics...

UK Christmas sales growth better than in Europe

While many UK traders found the crucial Christmas trading period difficult, new research suggests that business was more buoyant on these shores than in...

Go Outdoors launches mobile loyalty scheme

Outdoor clothing, equipment and camping retailer Go Outdoors has today unveiled a new customer loyalty programme specifically for iPhone users. With the help of...

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9 Tips for Getting your Retail Display Strategy Right

We are witnessing the digitisation of the entire retail ecosystem. While many have long debated whether online or offline will ‘win’ the retail battle,...