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Editor’s View: “Selling luxury is a 360 degree experience”

Editor’s View: “Selling luxury is a 360 degree experience”

Doing an issue focused on luxury got me thinking — what do I view as luxury? It can be easy to take luxury for granted in this industry, especially for those who get to travel and see the most amazing gemstones and striking creations. When you are playing around with luxury items and trying them

A closed sign hangs on a shop door obstructed by rubble in Christchurch on September 5, 2010 following a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake the previous day. A state of emergency was declared in New Zealand's second largest city as roads were blocked, electricity supplies were cut, several bridges were down and roads were littered with glass from broken windows.  AFP PHOTO / Barnaby CARTER (Photo credit should read BARNABY CARTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Modern business pressures force Bolton jeweller to close

Bolton-based retailer Midas Jewellery has been forced to close its doors after 25 years of trading in the town. Midas Jewellery proprietor Stephen Wilding told local newspaper This is Lancashire, that modern-day pressures on town centre businesses has led to the store’s demise. According to the paper, the impact of online shopping had taken 10%

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OPINION: Millennials and the retail make-over

Technology and millennials have made a sizeable impact on the retail industry to date, however, technology expert Ian Tomlinson believes the coming years will see the age group revamp the retail trade. They have been using technology since their teens and have been privy to (and sometimes responsible for) the very latest digital advances in

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M&S overhauls jewellery specs after customers share concerns

British multinational retailer Marks & Spencer is striving to roll out universally skin kind jewellery as part of its ethical and environmental goals. The retailer made 100 commitments as part of a strategy called ‘Plan A’, which were originally launched in 2007 with the intention of making the business carbon neutral within five years. Having

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Rachel Entwistle collection embraces asymmetric design

Award-winning designer Rachel Entwistle has teamed with fashion designer Paul Smith for her SS18 collection. The collaboration focuses on kinetic, clean lines and bold colour pops to complement the prints. The designs feature asymmetric drop, hoop and circular earrings stone set with lapis lazuli, green agate and red coral as well as collar necklaces and

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Cambridge crowned healthiest retail destination in the nation

Cambridge has been named the healthiest retail location in a Britain, topping a list of 1,000 shopping destinations. The 2017 Vitality Index, compiled by retail property specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH), finds that Cambridge has moved up six places to come out on top, with Westfield London in second and Knightsbridge remaining in third place. The

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David Gilbert Jewellery scoops two local awards

Family-owned precious metal jewellers David Gilbert Jewellery has been named as the winner of two Menter Aberystwyth First Awards. The retailer entered the local awards to promote its business and has since been presented with Menter Aberystwyth Twin Award Winner (June 2017) and Outstanding Customer Service and Satisfaction & Wedding Bells ‘Making it their Best

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Birmingham Jewellery Quarter BID urges businesses to support second term

Businesses located in Birmingham’s famed Jewellery Quarter are being encouraged to vote in support of a £2.9m investment, which would see improvements take place over the next five years. Improvements into the area include expanding the cleaning team, improvements to recycling facilities for businesses and free public Wi-Fi The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID)

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Editor’s View: “Discover your USP and make sure your team know how to communicate it”

If someone asked you today – ‘What’s your company’s USP?’ – would you know the answer? Furthermore, would your staff know the answer? This is a question I often ask retailers and suppliers when I meet them. What makes your business different? What sets your company apart? What is your unique selling point? It’s important

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