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Christmas shoppers walk through the streets of Chester, north west England on December 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Spend on Small Business Saturday hits all time high

Spend on Small Business Saturday hits all time high

Small Business Saturday achieved record spending across the UK this year, research reveals. The event, which took place on Saturday December 2, is estimated to have topped £748 million. This figure is according to an American Express survey conducted in the 48 hours following the annual shopping event. Now in its fifth year, Small Business

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FEATURE: Seven myths about online jewellery retail

As smartphone touch payments are beginning to replace credit cards, and shopping from an iPad gets easier and easier, there is no doubt that the industry is experiencing a digital retail revolution. However, while at first glance e-commerce seems to offer a low barrier of investment entry and limitless global opportunities, it also comes with

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Vashi opens in London’s busiest shopping centre

Diamond retailer Vashi has opened the doors to its third retail outlet in London’s busiest shopping centre – Westfield London. Bringing its signature interactive experience to the heart of the centre’s Luxury Village, the expansive Vashi store reflects the brand’s ethos of transparency and welcomes customers at every corner. Set across 1,000 square feet, stainless-steel

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Jeremy France Jewellers plays it cool for charity

Winchester-based Jeremy France Jewellers continues to support the Murray Parish Trust with a diamond filled ice sculpture at its annual Christmas celebration. On Thursday November 30, Jeremy France Jewellers hosted its annual ‘Christmas Champagne Evening’. As part of the retailer’s loyal and continued support for local charity The Murray Parish Trust, Jeremy France hid an

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Sparse Black Friday footfall continues into first week of Christmas trading

Black Friday wash out continues into the first week of Christmas trading as footfall across all retail destinations rises only marginally week on week. According to the latest data from retail intelligence experts Springboard, footfall for the week commencing November 27 across UK high Streets, shopping centres and out of town retail parks only rose

LONDON - OCTOBER 28:  Shoppers browse wrist watches in a jeweller's shop window display on October 28, 2008 in central London, England. Retail figures showed some resilience against the onslaught of the financial crisis in October, but with predictions of worse to come, retailers are bracing themselves for a potentially disappointing Christmas.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Jewellers must not forget mature shoppers, new report warns

When so much focus is on the customer experience, and using technology to attract millennials, jewellery retailers must not neglect older shoppers. A recent report commissioned by charity organisation, Anchor, has revealed that many mature shoppers are finding high street shops unwelcoming to them, with confusing automated technology and little seating areas for them to

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Wongs Winter Ball raises £44,288 for local charity

The second annual Wongs Winter Ball raises £44, 288 for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. The sold out sparkling evening welcomed 200 guests, including industry professionals, to The Venue, inside the iconic Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, for a night of fine dining and entertainment. Throughout the night, Wongs presented several opportunities to raise money for

LONDON - OCTOBER 28:  Shoppers browse wrist watches in a jeweller's shop window display on October 28, 2008 in central London, England. Retail figures showed some resilience against the onslaught of the financial crisis in October, but with predictions of worse to come, retailers are bracing themselves for a potentially disappointing Christmas.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Big ticket items set for festive boost

Consumers’ confidence in purchasing big ticket items has increased ahead of Christmas, retail experts reveal. According to the GfK Consumer Confidence Index, despite overall confidence being down this year, there has been an increase in shoppers willing to buy high-value items, suggesting that while consumers are nervous about the wider economic environment, they are not

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