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Jobs-first Brexit deal required to ‘provide much-needed certainty’ within retail sector

Jobs-first Brexit deal required to ‘provide much-needed certainty’ within retail sector

New research has revealed that retail sales  and staffing growth has been stagnant in recent months. Sales slowed for the third month in a row in the year to February, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. According to the CBI, growth in average selling prices remains above the long-term average in the

FEATURE: Jacob’s the Jeweller on standing the test of time on Reading high street

Every year that passes by on the high street at the moment is an accomplishment in its own right. Jewellers up and down the country will agree that every 12-month cycle presents its own unique set of trials and tribulations. Not only has Jacobs the Jewellers managed to weather all challenges and make it to

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

Sales pour in for online retailers as rain drives consumers off the high street

UK online retail sales were up 13.9% year-on-year (YoY) in January, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. With rainfall above average in January, and the month posting the lowest high street footfall in five years, the latest online sales report reveals consumers turned to online shopping this January. IMRG

Valentine’s Day is a £112m battleground for UK jewellers

British consumers are expected to spend more money on Valentine’s Day this year, reveals retail expert Mintel. Mintel forecast that despite a dip in consumer confidence, sales of Valentine’s Day gifts will increase to £650 million in 2018 –  a rise of 5% compared to last year. This growth of splashing out on love is

EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Sabo increases average transaction value as it combats high street challenges

International fashion jewellery brand Thomas Sabo has seen its average transaction value rise by double digits in its concept stores around the UK. Proactively looking to boost business amid tough trading conditions, Thomas Sabo has been training its staff to make sure every sale counts. Talking exclusively to Professional Jeweller, the brand’s UK managing director

Online sales growth forecast falls to single-digit for first time

Online retailers in the UK can expect a rough 12 months as 2017’s figures have revealed a slow down in the rate of growth. While online sales figures achieved 12.1% on average year-on-year growth in 2017, this falls two percentage points lower than IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index’s forecast and almost four percentage points behind