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Careers in Retail: What's in store for 2017

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The new year is traditionally a time in which people start fresh, and for many this involves considering a new career path. According to the National Employment survey, one in four retail employees are already on the hunt for a new role in 2017. Sixty per cent of retail worker...

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Your definitive guide to the Christmas updates

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Retailers have enjoyed a better-than-expected Christmas trading season as a flurry of updates this week and last week confirmed that shoppers were happy to spend money during the festive season. Figures from some of the UK's biggest retailers showed the sector enjoyed impressi...

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5 Minutes With Bassel El Koussa, CEO, Quiqup

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The so-called "go economy" war creeping into UK retail and the plethora of delivery apps are nothing new for consumers, especially if they live in London. A relatively new player in the retail scene is Quiqup, an app or web-based delivery service that aims to connect London’s ...

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COMMENT: Maintaining a successful, long-term retail business

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Stephen Vokins, Managing Director, Big Brand Beds

Retail can seem like an easy way to go into business and turn a reliable profit, and many have jumped straight in, imagining it to be smooth sailing. However, very often the common hurdles in retail will come as a shock, and having been unprepared for the real challenges ahead...

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Retail Gazette Loves: Tesco's Food Love Stories

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco has launched a brand-new campaign aiming to not only promote the quality of their food, but provide customers with some easy-to-follow recipes. “Food Love Stories” tells the story behind various customers' signature dishes - and it's been recieved well by customers and f...

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Special feature: UK retailers are wasting £300 million worth of energy

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Editorial Assistant

While change in retailing is constant, a continual flux causes crisis. Many stores in the UK are struggling to exist as the sector is buffeted by mounting costs caused by waves of change: from morphing shopping habits to the introduction of the National Living Wage, and now ri...

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Looking ahead: Retailers' top predictions for 2017

Friday 06 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

2016 proved to be one of the most unpredictable years in recent history. Few would have guessed at the advent of the year what the landscape of the retail sector would look like in 12 months. However, unpredictability is not good for business. It is important to be able to pla...

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Big Interview: Francesca Romana Gianesin, Fashion & Lifestyle VP, Disney

Thursday 05 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Disney is a company so synonymous with popular culture that it's often hard to categorise. Having undertaken a monumental expansion process in the past decade, acquiring Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars, its output of iconic films is reaching new heights. Alongside its successful f...

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COMMENT: What to expect in retail trends for 2017

Thursday 05 January 2017 - Posted by Trevor Pereira, Digital And Commercial Director At Intu

2016 was a rollercoaster of a year and left us all feeling that nothing can take us by surprise anymore. However, probably the one thing that has all surprised us most is the resilience of today’s consumers. But then again, retail is indeed therapy. At Intu, our network of sho...

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COMMENT: That was 2016 … now for 2017

Tuesday 03 January 2017 - Posted by Sue Shepherd, Centre Manager At London Designer Outlet

The momentous political changes of 2016 are going to have a big impact on business and the retail sector in the New Year. No doubt, with several European elections due, more surprises are yet to come. 2016 taught us to plan better for all eventualities. Who, this time last yea...