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  • February 26, 2020 Steven Brandon

    Marketing Clothes: Effective Displays

    Having the best shelving and other display equipment is a vital part of selling clothes in any retail environment. When you're a high street retailer, you have a major advantage over online stores, as customers can see your clothing in...

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  • January 27, 2020 Steven Brandon

    The Pop-up Shop: Where to Start

    Pop-up shops have grown from being a niche market into a mainstream success story. Also known as flash retailing, temporary retail and pop-up stores, they are causing retailers to re-think the traditional bricks-and-mortar shops. A pop-up shop is a temporary...

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  • December 6, 2019 Steven Brandon

    The Victorian Christmas card: A Brief History

    Christmas is one of the most important festivals in the religious calendar - yet before the 19th century, it wasn't celebrated on a wide scale. This is hard to imagine today, considering the amount of planning and expense that goes...

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  • November 14, 2019 Steven Brandon

    Clever Christmas Merchandising

    Clever merchandising is essential for businesses at all times of the year - but particularly during the festive season. Different techniques must be used during the Christmas period to boost sales in November and December. Encouraging your customers to spend...

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  • October 25, 2019 Steven Brandon

    How to Generate in-store Customer Sales

    Retailers are continually striving to generate more in-store customer sales. You can have the best products in the world - but if they're not being marketed properly, it's losing you money in missed sales opportunities. There are numerous ways a...

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  • September 27, 2019 Steven Brandon

    How to Maximise your Shop Space

    Having a good store layout can entice your customers to come back, time and time again. It's a key factor in your business's success, as no-one wants to come into a cramped shop, where it's hard to find what you're...

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  • August 23, 2019 Steven Brandon

    British Currency: A Brief History

    The pound is particularly weak at present compared with other European economies, with uncertainty over Brexit blamed for the dip. It recently fell to €1.0736 against the euro - a drop of 0.75% and its lowest level in a decade,...

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  • July 26, 2019 Steven Brandon

    Brexit: Stockpiling Advice

    As uncertainty over Brexit continues, UK retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about what the effects of a "no deal" exit from the European Union would be.
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  • June 24, 2019 Steven Brandon

    Cashback Apps

    The concept of giving cash back to customers when they make a purchase is nothing new. The idea was first launched as long ago as 1844, when the Co-op introduced its dividend scheme. This rewarded customers with a share of...

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