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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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Fight for our High Streets – Use them or Lose them!

It's been an exceptionally tough year for our high street shops. Not only have they had to fight against stiff competition from online retailers, but they have also been battling the economic downturn, which has been partly caused by the...

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Would you like it Gift Wrapped?

As Christmas approaches, many people feeling the stress of last-minute preparations will be leaving their gift-wrapping to an expert, in the shape of the service you can receive from various retailers. The customers' shopping experience can be enhanced when stores...

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2018: The Christmas Ads

Christmas adverts on television have become as much a part of the festive season as carols and the turkey dinner. Although they have always been there, since the advent of the ITV network, they have become increasingly elaborate in recent...

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Christmas is Coming!

It has been a year of challenges for the retail sector - not least because of continuing uncertainty over Brexit and its effect on the economy. As we approach Christmas, traditionally the retailers' busiest time of year, every business, large...

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