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Movement to protect UK high streets

Movement to protect UK high streets

Global corporates, industry bodies, start-up innovators and independent retailers are pulling together to roll out an industry-wide campaign in an effort to save the high street. Organisations including British Independent Retail Association (bira), the Interactive Media in Retail Group, AppearHere and Morplan, together with 120 Save The High Street retailer advisory board members, are implementing

Vogue editor-in-chief addresses bricks and clicks debate

UK Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman has weighed in on the bricks and clicks debate, stating that she believes independent retailers have unique opportunities to thrive on the high street. Speaking at fashion trade show Pure London, the much-loved fashion icon said whilst consumers are always looking for something new, she is a firm believer that

Trollbeads secures Arnotts as new stockist

Danish jewellery brand Trollbeads has launched in Dublin’s premier department store Arnotts. With 2ft-wide cabinets and six linear feet in total, Arnotts will showcase fresh designs from Trollbeads’ ready-to-wear collection and its SS16 Uplifting range. With a focus on gold product, a corner tower unit features a number of Trollbeads designs crafted in 18ct gold

Q&A: Martin Byrne talks strategy for Links of London

As Links of London toasts its silver anniversary, Stacey Hailes puts some questions to Martin Byrne, the newly appointed head of FF Group in the UK and Ireland, about its strategy for the British brand.   Links of London is celebrating 25 years in business. How far has it come since 1990? Links of London

REACH LIST: Top 5 independent retailers

The Professional Jeweller 2015 Reach List presents to you the top 5 online players from the independent retailers category. The top 5 digital doyen independent retailers are as follows: Mococo Facebook likes: 33,083 Twitter followers: 1,984 Instagram followers: 1,958 Alexa UK ranking: 51,979 Reach ranking: 0.7   2. Hugh Rice Facebook likes: 18,470 Twitter followers: 6,398 Instagram followers: 1,361 Alexa UK

Growth slows down for independent retailers in Q3

Growth slowed for independent retailers in the third quarter of 2015, even as they recorded their fifth straight quarter of positive trading, according to the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA). More shops reported increased turnover than in any period since the survey by BIRA began – but the average increases they reported were the lowest

TOP 10: Seminars not to be missed at IJL 60th anniversary show

With International Jewellery London just days away, here is our pick of top 10 seminars not to be missed at this year’s trade show. Sunday September 6 Understanding coloured diamonds 11:00, London Room The grading of coloured diamonds is conducted by a team of highly specialised GIA gemmologists according to GIA’s grading system for colour,

Independent retail grows by 2.35% in Q2 2015

Independent retails are said to have grown by an average of 2.35% in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report by the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Data suggests only two product sectors suffered falls – fashion and gifts – and even these were only just the wrong side of zero. Retailer anxiety

Trollbeads UK appoints wholesale manager to tackle indie market

Trollbeads UK has appointed Elliejane Farris as wholesale manager, responsible for developing and supporting the brand within the independent jewellery sector. Formerly brand manager at Accurist watches, Elliejane joined Trollbeads in May 2014 as area sales manager for the South East, London and East Anglia. During the past year she installed six shop-in-shops on behalf

Independent retail success split 50/50 in Q1 2015

Independent retailers are said to be split down the middle in terms of turnover success in the first three months of 2015, according to a report by the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Data suggests that 50% of businesses saw growth in turnover in Q1 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, while the

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