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Independent store openings accelerate in 2017

British independent shops opened significantly more outlets in the first half of 2017 than in the same period last year, whilst national chains suffered...

How jewellery retailers survive in the competitive environment of Chester

With its famous ‘rows’ and Jacobean half-timbered style architecture lining the main high street, the romantic city of Chester is considered by many as...

Small businesses are shackled by shortage of skilled staff, report claims

A shortage of skilled staff has been identified as the biggest obstacle to growth for small businesses, according to an independent capital investor firm. This...

Jewellery multiples on the rise as independents decline, report claims

More jewellery multiples are opening as an increasing number of independents close, a new report has implied. The report revealed that jewellers are one of...

Jewellery & Watch supports industry with How to Win New Customers report

Birmingham-based trade show, Jewellery & Watch, has announced it will further help to support the industry with a How to Win Customers report. The How...

Frederique Constant moves into Selfridges London

Watches now available through Time2 space in retailer's Wonder Room.Watch brand Frederique Constant is now being sold through Selfridges’ flagship store on London’s Oxford...

New cookie legislation to impact online retail

Retailers advised to act now to form new 'cookie consent' plans.Online retailers are being advised to address a critical issue around new EU cookie...

Seasonal offers set to kick-start retail market

Market forecasts say business will bounce back after tough September.Accountancy firm BDO, which operates a tracker that measures high street spending patterns, predicts the...

Welsh retailers forced to charge for carrier bags

New 5p rule comes into force across the country.Wales has become the first UK nation to introduce a levy on single-use carrier bags. Customers must...

New figures reveal the young face of retail

40% of retail staff hired in the UK this year are aged below 21.More than four out of 10 new employees taken on by...