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High Street Events: Online Shopping Repent

While many high streets across the UK have taken a massive hit with the growth of online retailers, one group of independent businesspeople in York has bucked the trend with their innovative marketing plan. Retailers on Bishopthorpe Road knew they...

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“Shop Till You Drop” with Banksy

The legendary street artist, Banksy, has been called "the world's most famous vandal" - with his graffiti artwork selling for up to $1.87 million at auction! Yet he has never revealed his true identity, despite being the biggest icon of...

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Is there a Future for Amazon Shops?

Amazon has grown into the world’s largest online retailer since being founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994. Business is booming, with the American entrepreneur currently being named as the world's richest man, boasting an estimated net worth of $142 billion....

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Kim Cattrall: Mannequin

The film, Mannequin, is the fantasy tale of a young woman from ancient Egypt, who is mysteriously reincarnated as a shop window dummy when she prays to the gods to save her from an arranged marriage. It stars Kim Cattrall,...

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Liza Minnelli: Money Makes the World Go Round

American actress and singer Liza Minnelli is perhaps most famous for her role as singer Sally Bowles in the decadent musical, Cabaret. The Los Angeles-born star was 26 when she played the iconic role of a young American cabaret singer...

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Retail: Health and Safety

Health and safety in the retail industry must be taken very seriously, since lapses in procedures can lead to accidents and injuries for both employees and customers. Retail is the UK's largest private sector employer, contributing around £194 billion to...

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Why are Red Roses a Valentine’s Favourite?

Valentine's Day and red roses go hand-in-hand, as lovers everywhere give symbols of their affection to their significant other on February 14th each year. The floristry industry enjoys a massive boost every year, with an estimated £262 million being spent...

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Do you want to see more Boutiques?

While major brands and high street chains have been struggling over the past 12 months as a result of a downturn in the economic climate, one breed of retailer is bucking the trend. Boutiques are fighting back - creating a...

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How to make it as an Independent Retailer

Independent retailers are fighting back against the large chains and superstores, as consumers are beginning to crave the more personal shopping experience that were once familiar in times gone by. © Odua Images / Adobe Stock Having said this, it's...

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