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Retailers witness strongest January online order growth in five years

Online retail delivery order volumes were up 20.6% year-on-year in January, the strongest January growth for order volumes since 2013, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. During the same period, footfall fell to its lowest January rate in five years – possibly influenced by above-average rainfall keeping shoppers away

Online sales growth forecast falls to single-digit for first time

Online retailers in the UK can expect a rough 12 months as 2017’s figures have revealed a slow down in the rate of growth. While online sales figures achieved 12.1% on average year-on-year growth in 2017, this falls two percentage points lower than IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index’s forecast and almost four percentage points behind

Jewellers must not forget mature shoppers, new report warns

When so much focus is on the customer experience, and using technology to attract millennials, jewellery retailers must not neglect older shoppers. A recent report commissioned by charity organisation, Anchor, has revealed that many mature shoppers are finding high street shops unwelcoming to them, with confusing automated technology and little seating areas for them to

Synthetic screening device rolls out across jewellery industry

The De Beers Group of Companies has announced that the industry’s first synthetic screening device for set jewellery ‘SYNTHdetect’ is now available for delivery. The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) is introducing the SYNTHdetect to its portfolo. The device has been designed to allow jewellery retailers to quickly and easily ensure the

Voting opens for the Professional Jeweller Awards 2017

The voting process for the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards is officially open. For the first time ever, members of the UK jewellery sector will get to have their say on which brands and retailers win the ultimate industry accolade. The Professional Jeweller Awards, which take place on Monday 4 September 2017, will honour the leading

Clock starts ticking for jewellery retailers to publish gender pay gap data

New regulations that will require private sector employers to publish annual data on their gender pay gap have come into force. The rules – which will be enforced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission – require UK companies with 250 or more employees to provide data on their gender pay gap by April 2018.