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UK retailers have a severe lack of confidence in the future of the industry following Brexit vote

UK retailers have a severe lack of confidence in the future of the industry following Brexit vote

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A mere 4% of retailers say they have no confidence in British retail following the result of the EU referendum, according to new research from VoucherCodes.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 19th 2017 at 11:49AM
Improving customer experience is crucial for keeping up with today's technology-driven shoppers

Improving customer experience is crucial for keeping up with today's technology-driven shoppers

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Technology has imbedded itself in almost every aspect of human life, and that includes the things we buy, how we shop and what we expect from today’s retailers.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 18th 2017 at 11:31AM
BRC: Retail employment in the UK continues to fall

BRC: Retail employment in the UK continues to fall

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Despite the latest ONS labour market figures revealing that there’s a new record low for unemployment in the UK, the retail sector is still struggling.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 15th 2017 at 11:37AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Amazon 1-Click patent ends, August's retail sales figures, Brian Justice obituary

Top 10 stories of the week: Amazon 1-Click patent ends, August's retail sales figures, Brian Justice obituary

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This biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Amazon’s reign over the 1-Click shopping system has finally come to an end.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 15th 2017 at 10:32AM

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The end of Amazon's 1-Click patent could prove very important for savvy retailers

The end of Amazon's 1-Click patent could prove very important for savvy retailers

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Back in 1999, retailing giant Amazon patented its 1-Click checkout system, suing others, like Barnes & Noble, for using a similar process, and licensing the system out to other businesses.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 14th 2017 at 10:21AM
How did high street and online retail sales fare in August?

How did high street and online retail sales fare in August?

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Throughout August, UK retail sales increased by 1.3% on a like-for-like basis compared to the same period a year before, according to the latest Retail Sales Monitor from BRC and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 8th 2017 at 10:17AM
Gear4music sees strong revenue growth thanks to rocketing international sales

Gear4music sees strong revenue growth thanks to rocketing international sales

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Retailer Gear4music has released its trading update for the six months to 31 August 2017, reporting that its total half-year sales increased by 44%.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 3:11PM
Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?

Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?

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Cryptocurrency has been around for some time now, and while it’s not the easiest subject to get your head around, it certainly provides a fascinating glimpse into what the future ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 11:44AM

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Top 10 stories of the week: New Gear4music head office, Ashdown's Meters Music, Retailers' pricing struggle

Top 10 stories of the week: New Gear4music head office, Ashdown's Meters Music, Retailers' pricing struggle

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This week’s biggest story was the news that retailer Gear4music has bought a brand new 50,000 sq ft head office in York.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 1st 2017 at 5:12PM
Gear4music buys new 50,000 sq ft head office

Gear4music buys new 50,000 sq ft head office

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Gear4music, the largest UK-based MI retailer, has purchased new head office premises in York.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 31st 2017 at 4:16PM
Would we benefit from all musical instruments being 'connected'?

Would we benefit from all musical instruments being 'connected'?

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From the invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s to Yamaha’s brand new iTunes-scanning piano, the way technology has propelled the development of musical instruments over the years ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 31st 2017 at 8:33AM
Retailers 'running out of options' for protecting shoppers from significant price increases since Brexit decision

Retailers 'running out of options' for protecting shoppers from significant price increases since Brexit decision

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that non-food retailers are struggling to keep prices down on imported goods since the EU referendum.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 30th 2017 at 11:16AM

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Pre-Black Friday sales could be the answer to a cracking Christmas

Pre-Black Friday sales could be the answer to a cracking Christmas

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As the retail world starts to prepare for the impending holiday season, many are thinking about their strategies to make the most of Christmas shoppers.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 11:31AM
Take It Away revamps scheme to further boost business for MI retailers

Take It Away revamps scheme to further boost business for MI retailers

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Take It Away has announced a new and improved scheme to help musicians buy instruments and let MI retailers offer interest free purchases.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 10:39AM
Over half of global POS transactions to be contactless by 2022

Over half of global POS transactions to be contactless by 2022

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53% of global transactions at POS (point of sale) will be contactless within 5 years, compared to just 15% this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 3:13PM