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These are the 5 major issues that bricks and mortar retailers will face in 2017

These are the 5 major issues that bricks and mortar retailers will face in 2017

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Bricks and mortar retailers in the UK are in for a difficult 2017 thanks to a “perfect storm” of challenges that are set to hit high street shops this year, ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:17AM
OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

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Despite a general consensus in the industry that online is taking over offline sales, the likes of PMT are still expanding their high street offerings. Simon Gilson discusses why he ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:38AM
Top 10 stories of the week: The most important instrument, new Dream Cymbals artist, do retailers care about Brexit?

Top 10 stories of the week: The most important instrument, new Dream Cymbals artist, do retailers care about Brexit?

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the results of scientific research into what the most important element of a song is.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 10:13AM
NFRN Mutual becomes The Retail Mutual, extends membership to wider range of independent retailers

NFRN Mutual becomes The Retail Mutual, extends membership to wider range of independent retailers

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The NFRN Mutual has been supporting high-street news retailers for over 17 years.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 3:05PM

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Do retailers actually care about Brexit?

Do retailers actually care about Brexit?

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It feels like the UK has been discussing what could happen after Article 50 is triggered for millennia.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 24th 2017 at 10:57AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Most-played Nirvana tracks, McCartney and The Who Sure mics, 'clicks and mortar' retail

Top 10 stories of the week: Most-played Nirvana tracks, McCartney and The Who Sure mics, 'clicks and mortar' retail

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was PPL’s run down of the most-played Nirvana tracks in the UK to celebrate what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:49AM
Over £72,000 worth of saxophones stolen from Sax.co.uk's Sussex store

Over £72,000 worth of saxophones stolen from Sax.co.uk's Sussex store

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Over the weekend, one sopranino saxophone and 29 soprano saxophones were stolen from Sax.co.uk’s retail store in Crowborough, Sussex.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 20th 2017 at 11:21AM
Bricks and mortar stores need to become 'clicks and mortar' if they want to survive

Bricks and mortar stores need to become 'clicks and mortar' if they want to survive

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The amount spent online in January 2017 accounted for 14.6% of all retail spending, revealed the latest report from the Office of National Statistics.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 20th 2017 at 10:51AM

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The Music Alliance revamps its UK dealer website

The Music Alliance revamps its UK dealer website

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Dutch music distribution giant The Music Alliance has revamped its UK dealer website.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 16th 2017 at 11:25AM
Amazon Go could mark the start of a major disruption for physical retail stores

Amazon Go could mark the start of a major disruption for physical retail stores

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Is the MI retail industry ready for another disruption? MapsPeople’s Jonas Bersten looks at how the future of retail could be about to change thanks to Amazon’s new Go stores... ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 15th 2017 at 11:27AM
Global GPS tracking initiative launches to help recover stolen musical instruments

Global GPS tracking initiative launches to help recover stolen musical instruments

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French company Anipo is calling for musicians to fit their instruments and accessories with trackable GPS chips to help crack down on stolen instruments.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 13th 2017 at 3:33PM
Gaz Coombes, Colin Greenwood, Iain Harvie and more to attend opening of PMT's new Oxford store

Gaz Coombes, Colin Greenwood, Iain Harvie and more to attend opening of PMT's new Oxford store

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In December, PMT announced that it would be opening a full flagship store in the centre of Oxford in early 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 9th 2017 at 2:14PM

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Tanglewood announces price freeze on Crossroads guitar series

Tanglewood announces price freeze on Crossroads guitar series

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Acoustic guitar brand Tanglewood has announced a total price freeze on its popular Crossroads guitar series.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:40AM
Overseas interest in UK retailers grew 23% in Q4 2016

Overseas interest in UK retailers grew 23% in Q4 2016

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The BRC and Google’s Online Retail Monitor for Q4 2016 reveals that UK retail is retaining strong brand appeal overseas.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 8th 2017 at 4:15PM
Violence against retail staff has risen by 40% in the past year

Violence against retail staff has risen by 40% in the past year

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A shocking increase in violence and abuse against retail staff in the UK has been revealed in the BRC’s annual Retail Crime Survey.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 3rd 2017 at 11:14AM