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Eccomerce experts predict “Christmas Effect” will start mid-September

Eccomerce experts predict “Christmas Effect” will start mid-September

Multi-channel retailers have been urged to ready themselves for the “Christmas effect” just over three months out from the holiday. New research from ChannelGrabber, the leading software provider of multichannel eCommerce software, has found that the Christmas 2017 peak selling season will begin around mid-September this year, and end as soon as December 20th. ChannelGrabber’s


Staycations and overseas tourists drive sales in August

UK high streets witnessed their best sales performance in nearly two years last month, a new report has found. Recent surveys have shown a gradual decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending, but according to figures released by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO, overall like-for-like sales increased by 2% in August. It was biggest rise since September


FEATURE: Chisholm Hunter strives to remain a ‘cut above’

Chisholm Hunter started in 1857 as a small jewellery store on Chisholm Street in Glasgow. Today, the business has gone from the ‘Shop of 10,000 Wonders’, as it was known back then, to an award-winning business which operates over 20 stores around the UK. The story almost wasn’t one of success though, as 28 years

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Cred founder calls time on retail jewellery career

The founder of Cred Jewellery, Greg Valerio, has announced his retirement from jewellery retail, working his last day on August 31. Valerio, who was awarded an MBE for services to Fairtrade gold and artisanal gold mining communities in South America and Africa in the 2016 Honours List, is exiting the trade due to “corporate greed.”


IJL REPORT: Experiential retail shuns cheese and wine nights

While many jewellery retailers are struggling to keep their heads above water amid the torrid financial climate, members of the visual merchandising industry and jewellery trade are urging them to invest in experiential retail.  As the first day of International Jewellery London (IJL) got underway Professional Jeweller attended the ‘Is Experiential Retailing the Future for

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Annual accounts reveal small increase in sales for F.Hinds

F.Hinds reported a small increase in sales from £60.05 million to £61.44 million for the year ended March 26 2017. Operating profit for the family-owned jeweller, which has around 115 stores throughout the UK, rocketed by 51.5% from £2.03 million to £3.08 million. Company secretary Stephen Cornwall says that better stock management based on improved information

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Drakes surprises heart transplant survivor with anniversary gift

Plymouth-based jewellery retailer Drakes has gone the extra mile to support a customer who underwent life changing surgery 30 years ago. The retailer invited Paul Hayman, 49, to the store to celebrate the 30th anniversary since his heart transplant. Drakes had previously presented Hayman with wedding rings when he received the life-changing surgery in 1987

Independent retailers may need to cut staff numbers in 2011

Women would rather shun make-up than jewellery, survey says

New figures find that women would rather go without make up than jewellery when leaving the house. 59.5% of women would rather be seen without make-up than jewellery, according to a worldwide survey commissioned by JewelStreet.com. The survey was put to 17,285 customers in 51 countries, and revealed that jewellery makes consumers feel confident. A