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TOP FIVE: How can retailers engage with the local community to drive consumer loyalty?

TOP FIVE: How can retailers engage with the local community to drive consumer loyalty?

It’s no longer good enough to simply open a new store and hope consumers will wander through the doors. Here, retailers share top tips and ideas on how the industry can embed their business in the local community to engage with consumers and drive loyalty… Support a local charity For many jewellery retailers, the best


EXPERT OPINION: Advice on using digital tools to bolster local business

Facets PR’s digital communications manager, Rose Swingler, shares her thoughts on utilising digital tools to boost local business… When considering digital marketing we often find ourselves focusing on the vast, global potential reach of online platforms but it is the depth of coverage that makes, in particular, social media marketing ideal for local businesses. Even

‘Disastrous’ apprenticeship levy needs a complete overhaul, business boss says

The apprenticeship levy, introduced by the government to encourage companies to take on apprentices, has been called “disastrous” and needs a complete overhaul, according to the chief of a major UK business group. Chair of Britain’s leading manufacturing body, the EEF, Dame Judith Hackitt, addressed business leaders, including Business Secretary Greg Clark, at the EEF’s

“Jewellery industry needs digital shake up,” states new retail report

Research into 34 jewellery retailers with more than one store reveals the industry still has a long way to go to take advantage of the digital revolution. Just yesterday it was revealed that while January posted the lowest footfall in five years, online saw a 14% surge in sales year-on-year. While bricks and mortar still

Jewellery designers receive royal seal of approval at London Fashion Week

Jewellery designers exhibiting at this year’s London Fashion Week received the royal seal of approval from the Queen who popped in on a surprise visit yesterday (February 20). When the room emptied because an unexpected guest had arrived, the jewellery designers couldn’t believe their eyes when the Queen walked through the doors with British Fashion

Fellows claims number one regional auction house title after securing record sales

Fellows has been named the leading UK regional auctioneer by hammer total after recording overall sales of £17 million in 2017. This is according to Antiques Trade Gazette, who ran an in-depth auction report regarding sales of regional auction houses in 2017. Fellows has been continuingly growing as a company in recent decades, with increasingly

GUEST COLUMN: How can trade professionals strike a balance between family and business?

Kim Nutayakul, director of Thai Design Distributors, reflects on maintaining a successful career as a new mum. Juggling my time between working in the family business, as well as looking after two young babies was something I never thought could impact my life so much… Until I had them! I was inspired by my parents, who

EXCLUSIVE OPINION: Signet CEO responds to Human Rights Watch report

The subject of responsible sourcing in the jewellery industry has been in the spotlight in recent weeks following the publication of a report on the topic by Human Rights Watch.  Here, Signet chief executive officer, Virginia C. Drosos, details how Signet strives to drive integrity in the global jewellery supply chain. Words by Virginia C. Drosos Jewellery,