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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
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

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3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday

3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday

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It might feel a bit odd discussing Black Friday in August, but there are less than 100 days left before one of the biggest retail events in the UK takes ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:49AM
Footfall declined in most shopping destinations in July

Footfall declined in most shopping destinations in July

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The latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and vacancies monitor has revealed another slow month for UK retail footfall.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 16th 2017 at 11:52AM
What the MI industry really thinks about Aldi's musical instrument range

What the MI industry really thinks about Aldi's musical instrument range

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This week, budget supermarket Aldi made its first steps into the musical instrument market with an astonishingly cheap range of guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, stands and even music books.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:05PM
Satisfying EU consumers through your digital offering is 'crucial', BRC tells UK retailers

Satisfying EU consumers through your digital offering is 'crucial', BRC tells UK retailers

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Retail search growth in the second quarter of 2017 has been driven by smartphones, with Estonia demonstrating the strongest appetite for UK retailers.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 7th 2017 at 10:06AM

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Retailers who only accept cash lose out on 10 million UK consumers

Retailers who only accept cash lose out on 10 million UK consumers

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Over 10 million people in the UK will consciously avoid shops that only accept cash, according the new research.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 4th 2017 at 10:44AM
July's ecommerce trends: Amazon Prime Day wasn't the most popular time for online shopping

July's ecommerce trends: Amazon Prime Day wasn't the most popular time for online shopping

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Continuing our monthly report from PCA Predict on the habits of online shoppers, July’s statistics have revealed how much Amazon’s Prime Day actually affected consumer spending.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 10:37AM
UK retail employment falls due to new tech and policies

UK retail employment falls due to new tech and policies

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a reduction in employment throughout the UK retail sector in the second quarter of 2017, thanks to the restructuring of the industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 31st 2017 at 11:44AM
Retailers are underestimating the sway free shipping has on UK shoppers

Retailers are underestimating the sway free shipping has on UK shoppers

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According to a new report from Temando, there is a misalignment between cost-sensitive online shoppers and UK retailers.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 28th 2017 at 11:17AM

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Why retailers cannot afford to ignore the impact of mobile devices

Why retailers cannot afford to ignore the impact of mobile devices

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Retailers are being urged to revamp their shopping experience as mobile commerce now accounts for 36% of UK online retail sales.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 25th 2017 at 12:00PM
Andertons Music wins Top 100 Dealer and Online Engagement awards at Summer NAMM

Andertons Music wins Top 100 Dealer and Online Engagement awards at Summer NAMM

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Guildford’s Andertons Music was named as a Top 100 Dealer at this year’s Summer NAMM Show. The store was also recognised with the Best Online Engagement by the industry organisation. ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 24th 2017 at 2:00PM
High streets and retail parks saw solid growth in footfall throughout June

High streets and retail parks saw solid growth in footfall throughout June

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Footfall in June was 0.8% up on a year ago according to the latest BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies tracker.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 24th 2017 at 11:47AM