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ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How can the jewellery industry bolster business online?

ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How can the jewellery industry bolster business online?

Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes sat down with digital-savvy members of the UK trade to discuss how companies can  use online tools and channels to boost sales and build brand awareness… On the Panel: Diana Sherling (DS), founder, Lily Flo Jewellery Tamsin Ivy (TI), founder, Glitzbox Nimesh Thakrar (NT), co-founder, Banneya London Rose Swingler (RS),

Christmas shoppers walk through the streets of Chester, north west England on December 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Retailer confidence sky-high for festive season

UK jewellery retailers have funnelled funds into bumper marketing campaigns for the festive season, as Christmas confidence strengthens, according to a new report. The Barclays Christmas Confidence Survey has revealed that a third (34%) of UK retailers have increased their marketing spend, despite rising cost pressures, while 43% predict that increased marketing across the industry

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Cathy Stephens Jewellery prepares business for future growth

One of the East Midlands leading jewellery designers and manufacturers is planning for its future by bringing in fresh new talent whilst also updating its physical and online showroom. Founded in 1979 by its namesake, Cathy Stephens Jewellery has recently completed a showroom refurbishment and new-look website and welcomed a new jewellery maker into the business


Domino retailers opt for a colourful Christmas

Domino Jewellery has reported strong sales for right-hand rings incorporating fashionable coloured stones and creative alloy options. The Birmingham-based company believes that the rise in popularity for coloured alloys and stones is all a part of the on-going trend for personalisation. “We have seen retailers become more adventurous with the alloy combinations they are selecting


Male spending power strengthens, study reveals

Jewellery retailers would do well to tap into the men’s jewellery market as male spending power strengthens both in store and online. New research by Barclarycard has revealed that despite common assumptions, men are the biggest spenders when it comes to fashion and beauty. Debunking the myth that women are the biggest spenders, retailers say they

Shoppers walk down Oxford Street in London on March 10, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFE        (Photo credit should read CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Retail sales plummet in October at their fastest rate since 2009

Retail sales tumbled in October at their fastest since the financial crisis, disappointing expectations for a solid expansion, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey. In a survey of 49 retail businesses, 15% said that sales volumes were up in October on a year ago, whilst 50% said they were down, giving a

Pedestrians are reflected in a shop window on Oxford street in central London on May 16, 2017.
British inflation hit a 3.5-year high in April, official data showed today, owing mainly to higher airfares, but also as a weak pound raises import costs. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel Leal-Olivas        (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Retailers investing in customer events are reaping the rewards, study reveals

Retailers who are tapping into the growth of the “experience economy” by hosting events and providing entertainment in their physical stores have seen annual turnover increase by an average of 14%, new research by Barclaycard reveals. Shoppers in the UK no longer see the high street as just somewhere to make a purchase. Increasingly they are


Farfetch named fastest growing retailer

Online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch has been crowned the UK’s fasted growing retailer, ahead of major industry players such as ASOS, and Harrods. According to a new retail growth index from OC&C Strategy Consultants, Farfetch, which stocks jewellery designers such as Carolina Bucci, Delfina Delettrez and Rachel Entwhistle, scooped the top spot after ramping up