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Retailers continue to reassess staffing levels as number of full-time jobs declines

Retailers continue to reassess staffing levels as number of full-time jobs declines

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Q1’s BRC Retail Employment Monitor reveals that the equivalent number of full time jobs fell by 3.9% compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 9:56AM
What do consumers really want from retailers in the near future?

What do consumers really want from retailers in the near future?

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As anyone who works within the retail industry is fully aware, the market is always evolving.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 26th 2017 at 12:10PM
JHS to offer trade discounts to dealers participating in Learn To Play Day 2017

JHS to offer trade discounts to dealers participating in Learn To Play Day 2017

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JHS is showing its support for National Learn to Play Day 2017 by offering participating dealers a special trade discount on any orders placed specifically for stock in preparation for ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 11:51AM
Fair Deal Music celebrates 30th year with shop expansion housing Birmingham's largest piano showroom

Fair Deal Music celebrates 30th year with shop expansion housing Birmingham's largest piano showroom

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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.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 11:13AM

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BRC responds to general election news: 'Political stability is crucial for the UK during Brexit negotiations'

BRC responds to general election news: 'Political stability is crucial for the UK during Brexit negotiations'

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Following the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this week that a general election will be held in June, The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has given its view on ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:45AM
High street footfall continues to outperform shopping centres and retail parks

High street footfall continues to outperform shopping centres and retail parks

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Footfall in March grew 1.3% on the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014, according to the latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies monitor.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:40AM
Retailers should make the most of online shoppers as well as high street visitors over Easter weekend

Retailers should make the most of online shoppers as well as high street visitors over Easter weekend

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Easter Weekend is almost here, and retail experts are predicting an increase of 8.8% in high street footfall compared to last year.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 13th 2017 at 11:58AM
Andertons' April Fools event raises over £2,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Andertons' April Fools event raises over £2,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

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Guilford retailer Andertons Music used April Fools to create a hoax pedal with Wampler Pedals and raised lots of money for charity in the process.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 10th 2017 at 2:33PM

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OPINION: Why we shouldn't give up on bricks and mortar retail

OPINION: Why we shouldn't give up on bricks and mortar retail

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Over the past year, retailers have been faced with news story after news story about how footfall is declining on our high streets and more and more physical stores are ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:25AM
BRC outlines how important EU workers are to British retail

BRC outlines how important EU workers are to British retail

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Following the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has commented on why it is important that the UK’s post-Brexit labour and immigration policy is fair ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:19AM
How the new £1 coin will impact retailers

How the new £1 coin will impact retailers

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The Royal Mint has launched a new 12-sided £1 coin today (March 28th) that will replace the current ‘round pound’.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 28th 2017 at 3:21PM
Top 10 stories of the week: Percussion Plus takeover, Article 50 'impacting retail', Bricks and mortar challenges

Top 10 stories of the week: Percussion Plus takeover, Article 50 'impacting retail', Bricks and mortar challenges

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Frederick Hyde is acquiring Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:32AM

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'The imminent triggering of Article 50 is already impacting retail'

'The imminent triggering of Article 50 is already impacting retail'

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BRC and Springboard have released their latest Footfall and Vacancies Monitor, which covers the four weeks from January 29th to February 25th 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 21st 2017 at 5:01PM
Applications for the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards now open - here's how to enter

Applications for the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards now open - here's how to enter

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For the second time, the Society Of Music Merchants (SOMM), is hosting the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards (EMIDA) at Musikmesse on Wednesday, April 5th,

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 19th 2017 at 3:34PM
Frederick Hyde in negotiations to take over Percussion Plus

Frederick Hyde in negotiations to take over Percussion Plus

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Frederick Hyde has announced that it is currently negotiating a takeover bid for Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:45AM