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Replacing mature shop floor staff poses conundrum for jewellers

Replacing mature shop floor staff poses conundrum for jewellers

Jewellery retailers are struggling to replace older members of staff, with more millennials applying for jobs than those with life experience. During a roundtable with leading independent jewellers from around the UK, jewellers revealed that while they absolutely want the younger generation working in their stores as they really value their millennial employees, when mature

High street sees steepest drop in March footfall in eight years

The UK’s high street has experienced the most substantial decline in footfall in eight years, which dipped by 6% in March compared to last year’s 1.3% growth, for the same month. That’s according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which claimed that between February 25 and March 31 2018 there was no growth

REVEALED: Why staff reluctance, generational struggles and customer engagement issues are keeping jewellers on their toes

There is no denying the high street is a challenging place to be doing business at the moment, but side from slow footfall and a drop in consumer confidence since the UK voted to leave the European Union, what other trials are independent jewellers facing? Talking at a recent roundtable held by Professional Jeweller, independent

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Pandora UK’s managing director shares plans for growth

It’s been just over a year since Brien Winther flew over from Australia to become Pandora UK’s managing director, and already the market has seen a shift in the way the brand does business. With a background in retail, Winther has been on a mission to transform Pandora’s UK boutiques by first and foremost empowering

Beast from the East cools consumer spending in March

Consumer spending growth slowed as temperatures fell in March, rising just 2% year-on-year – the lowest level since April 2016 – as the poor conditions brought by the ‘Beast from the East’ took their toll on the high street. Data from Barclaycard shows that in-store spending fared particularly poorly, contracting 1.9% as a third of

Argento records lift in full-year sales and profits

Multiple fashion retailer Argento Contemporary Jewellery has reported a rise in operating profit to £1.76m in the year ended 30 June 2017. In accounts filed by Companies House this week, Argento recorded a 3.5% increase in operating profit – increasing from £1.70m in 2016. The document also shows turnover for the financial year increased from

Consumers pour into shopping centres and retail parks over wet Easter weekend

Rain may have deterred high street shoppers but shopping centres and retail parks remained appealing over the Easter weekend, experts reveal. According to retail intelligence expert Springboard, shoppers have still been visiting retail destinations this Easter Weekend, despite rain across much of the UK. While the persistent rainy weather that hit most of the UK

British retailers fail to embrace new Instagram technology despite selling power

The vast majority of British retailers have failed to adopt new technology designed to boost online revenues, study reveals. The selling power of a brand new Instagram shopping feature has not yet been harnessed by 80% of the largest national retailers in the UK, according to new research published by Cybertill which reveals only 20%

Snowy weather threatens triumphant Easter weekend for retailers

The freezing weather conditions predicted for Easter Weekend across the UK threaten successful trading period for retailers, commerce experts have predicted. While early forecasts did suggest that Easter Weekend would meet expectations as the most anticipated weekend for retail after Christmas, with an increase of 2.4% in footfall compared to the same trading period last