High street

Looking ahead to retail in 2030


Synchrony Financial, a premier consumer financial services company, has released findings from its inaugural Future of Retail: Insight and Influences Shaping Retail Innovation report, examining consumer perspectives and shopping trends expected to change the retail industry by 2030

High street

Business rate debate points to unevenness of offline profits


Business rates changes, to be finalised in tomorrow’s budget, threaten to increase the digital divide between online retailers and bricks-and-mortar shops. Stores in the capital may see their rates rise by up to 42 percent, whereas retailers such as Amazon, whose warehouses are far from urban centres, will benefit from business rate reductions

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Getting legal advice


The Legal Advice column in Bridal Buyer answers your questions about issues that affect your business. Here’s one question that Raj Dhokia recently helped with about shop premises…

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Starting or enhancing a bridal business


Have you noticed that when we have any type of sport the winners always thank their coach? After the event the competitors carry on training with help and advice from their coach to become even more successful, for example, you can have a coach (consultant) for your business helping you train to enter the race or event you are planning, then you can consider a coach (consultant) to help you when you are established making sure you keep up your training and have all the knowledge ...

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NRF forecasts retail sales will increase


The National Retail Federation (NRF) has released its economic forecast for 2017, projecting that retail industry sales will grow between 3.7 and 4.2% over 2016. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 8 and 12%

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Positive outlook for Retail Display industry confirmed by SDEA survey


Following a period of instability within the UK, the latest SDEA survey reveals a surprisingly large percentage of members are enjoying an increase in sales, which looks set to continue for the year ahead

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