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Family jeweller Shannon’s braced for renewed online push

Family jeweller Shannon’s braced for renewed online push

One of Northern Ireland’s longest established family jewellers is preparing to launch a new online platform as it looks to better compete on an omnichannel level. Shannon’s in Lisburn, which incidentally has just completed a major refit of its main store, plans to give its business a digital makeover aimed at reaching more customers. Owner Mervyn Shannon


Turnover at Pandora UK rises to £343m as company focuses on ‘maintaining brand image’

Jewellery giant Pandora UK has released its latest financial results for the year ended December 31 2017, with turnover increasing by over £30m. In accounts filed on Companies House, turnover at Pandora’s UK subsidiary rose to £343m from £309m on the previous year, while gross profit also grew to £84m, compared to £67m in 2016.

House of Fraser will be transformed into the ‘Harrods of the high street’ says new owner

Sports Direct’s controversial owner Mike Ashley promised to turn House of Fraser into the “Harrods of the high street”, after his group announced the acquisition of the ailing department store chain for £90m on Friday. Sports Direct International plc made a statement to the London Stock Exchange last week that it has bought all of

Cooksongold to launch revamped store to mark 100 years in business in Birmingham

Cooksongold is commemorating 100 years in business in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with the launch of a new revamped store. The UK-based jewellery-making supplier, which was first established in 1918, will officially open the doors to its new-look Birmingham retail unit on August 13, as the company bids to help the jewellery industry ‘prosper for many

London Police solve just 2.6% of moped crimes

Only 2.6% of moped-related crimes are actually solved by police, a new report has revealed. Metropolitan Police released figures this week to show that only 643 moped-related crimes were solved, despite 24,294 being reported to the Force over the last 12 months to April. Most of the crimes were muggings rather than the large scale

Beaverbrooks searches for ‘chief bling officer’

Multiple luxury jeweller Beaverbrooks is on the hunt for a ‘chief bling officer’. To celebrate its 100th birthday next year, the family-run business is looking for a budding jewellery enthusiast to sample, style, and review its latest fine jewellery pieces. This is not just a job for bloggers who like taking artistic shots though, Beaverbrooks

Laings completes re-brand with major flagship refurbishment

Laings has completed a major refurbishment of its flagship showroom inside Glasgow’s Argyll Arcade. The re-opening comes a little more than a year after Laings of Glasgow acquired Laings of Edinburgh and Parkhouse to reunite two halves of the jewellery and watch business that were grown under the stewardship of brothers Stewart Laing, OBE, and