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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facial Expression Analytics

The latest technology trend enabling retailers to provide a better customer experience is facial expression analytics. It may sound futuristic, but can software really tell us how customers are feeling and whether they need assistance? The answer is "yes", thanks...

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Shopping Delivery Robots

It may sound like something out of a futuristic science fiction film, but did you know robots are now being employed to deliver shopping? The new generation of shopping delivery robots has been launched as a pilot scheme in Milton...

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