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Top 10 stories of the week: What consumers really want, Ed Sheeran signature Martin guitar, Fair Deal Music expansion

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: What consumers really want, Ed Sheeran signature Martin guitar, Fair Deal Music expansion

Our most popular article this week is our look at the retail technology of the near future, and what shoppers want from a retail app.

Also big this week was the unveiling of the new Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ signature Martin guitar, and the news that Fair Deal Music is expanding its shop to house Birmingham’s largest piano showroom.

Read all the biggest stories below:

1. What do consumers really want from retailers in the near future?
As anyone who works within the retail industry is fully aware, the market is always evolving.
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2. Ed Sheeran 'Divide' signature Martin guitar unveiled
Westside Distribution has unveiled specs and images for the new Martin XL Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ signature edition acoustic guitar.

3. Fair Deal Music celebrates 30th year with shop expansion housing Birmingham's largest piano showroom
Birmingham’s longest running independent music store Fair Deal Music first opened it’s doors in the old Bullring in 1987, supplying instruments and offering valuable advice to a plethora of musicians.

4. Fender further evolves in the digital space with acquisition of Riffstation developer Sonic Ladder
Fender has announced the acquisition of Sonic Ladder – a software development firm based in Dublin, Ireland

5. Folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman appeal for help after instruments stolen from Premier Inn car park
Award-winning folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have had a number of instruments and musical gear stolen from their vehicle at a Premier Inn in Petersfield, Hampshire.

6. Tonetech becomes worldwide distributor for Sever Innovations
Tonetech has become the global distributor for Sever Innovations’ range of TONE UP bass bridges

7. John Kaukis joins Adam Hall Group's UK sales team
The Adam Hall Group has appointed John Kaukis as its new sales manager for UK and Ireland retail.

8. Pons Guitars looking for distribution partners for its modular guitars
Showcased at this year’s Musikmesse, Pons Guitars’ range of instruments with interchangeable bodies caught quite a bit of attention.

9. Orange launches Dual Discrete Op-Amp
Orange Amplification has launched the new Dual Discrete Op-Amp, which has been specifically designed for audio use.

10. Steinway & Sons unveils Modest Mussorgsky art case grand piano
Steinway & Sons has unveiled one of its most ambitious art case grand pianos to date – the  "Pictures at an Exhibition" Model D concert grand.

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