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TOP TEN: Industry trends set to shape second half of 2018

With the majority of this year already in the rear-view mirror and one of the most important retail seasons for jewellers quickly approaching, Professional Jeweller takes a minute to reflect on the last six months and pinpoint the key trends set to shape the rest of 2018… The battle of Brexit The past 16 months

Retail mogul Mike Ashley steps in to save House of Fraser for £90m

It’s been confirmed that Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct chain has stepped in to save House of Fraser, acquiring all its UK stores, the brand and all stakes in the business for £90m. The retail tycoon and owner of Newcastle United sealed the deal earlier today after closing an agreement to buy the department store chain

Investment is key to survival on today’s high street, says Rox MD

The managing director and co-founder of Rox Jewellers claims the key to survival on today’s high street is investment. Talking to Professional Jeweller about the challenges of retail across the board at the time, Kyron Keogh said it’s important to invest, create content, and keep an eye on what’s happening online. The managing director told

Concerns rise for the future of the high street as hundreds of stores close

Nearly 650 shops and restaurants, run by a handful of major chains, have shut since the start of 2018 or are at risk of closure. According to analysis by BBC 5 live’s Wake Up to Money, Maplin and Toys R Us sites account for half that total, while other retail giants and restaurants have started