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Can Interactive Technology Save Retailer Stores?

February 28, 2013

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HMV store closing retailer

Are high street retailers doomed? We’re only two months into the New Year and established businesses such as Jessops, HMV and Republic have been claimed victims of administration – will high streets become ghost towns? The internet has had a profound effect on brick and mortar retailers. In fact, shoppers spent 12% more online in [...]

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One-in-ten UK high street shops lying empty

November 19, 2012

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A shop holding a closing down sale

In more gloomy news for high street retailers it’s been revealed that more than one in ten town centre shops are lying empty. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which has been gathering data on empty shops in town centres since July 2015, announced that the latest vacancy rate of 11.3% was the highest they’ve seen. [...]

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Spending Those Vouchers

December 23, 2015

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  It’s a time for giving – picking out that perfect gift for someone you care about and then seeing the look of the delight in their eyes as they see something they never expected but nevertheless always wanted. It’s a demonstration of a bond and knowing the person better than they know themselves. Or [...]

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Scotch whisky sales will fall 10 per cent by 2017

October 3, 2015

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Swirling winds, rugged landscapes and hillsides covered in heather are epitomised as the symbols of Scottishness by Scotch whisky companies, but this image is predicted to have a detrimental effect on the industry over the next five years. The Dark Spirits report by market researchers Mintel has predicted that UK sales will drop 10% by [...]

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Save cash and shop vintage

February 18, 2015

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Having previously posted about attempting save cash this year in order to afford wonderful things (holidays and the like) I thought I would give you an update on one of my findings. Saving is no fun and really very hard if you have a shopping problem like moi. However my money saving efforts have rewarded [...]

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The VAT increase and the end of 99p?

January 4, 2015

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As the VAT goes up 2.5%, what will happen to the 99p price tag?

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Men spend twice as much on Halloween costumes as women

October 25, 2013

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Men spend twice as much on Halloween costumes as women

New research reveals interesting gender divide as Halloween spending shows no sign of slowing down even in times of ongoing economic turmoil.

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Responsibility’s dead baby, responsibility’s dead….

May 10, 2008

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Consumers are running up huge amounts of debt, banks are denying all knowledge of irresponsible lending and more and more people are apparently hiding behind their flexible friend. I was horrified today to find out about the case of Karyn Bosnak, a self-confessed shopaholic who ran up a debt of over $20,000 dollars … which [...]

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