Independent jeweller Roseanna Croft believes that personalisation and made-to-order products can save the broken retail sector post-Covid.
Retail sales declined by a dramatic 18.1% in April, delivering another worrying blow to the already struggling high street. As the high street gears to open up on 4 July, what does this mean for independent retailers?
Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury announces its plan to support independent bookshops forced to shut due to COVID-19.
10,000 retail jobs have been lost this month, could elderly consumers, who prefer buying from smaller retailers, save the high street?
Many of us thought that Thomas Cook’s demise would signal the end of travel agent stores on our high streets. But then independent travel business, Hays Travel swept up their 555 stores and thousands of their staff members.
Fast food chain Pret acquires rival EAT in an undisclosed deal with a view to meet growing consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan options on the high street.
It’s no secret that British retailers are facing a tough time these days. When it comes to e-commerce and the high-street alike, a ‘race-to-the-bottom’ via massive product discounting is becoming the norm. However, our own research has found that smaller retailers are adopting this approach too. But this isn’t a sustainable, nor profitable practice.
What Primark’s cheery retail performance shows is that consumers prefer to buy from streamlined brands that nail their markets over bloated department stores who don’t understand their customers any more.
How did the big high-street brands perform over Christmas 2018? We reveal the up-to-date results, as well as some advice about how to get more customers through your door in 2019.
A retail brand that once defined the ‘mother and baby’ industry, Mothercare, like a number of high-street stores, is facing mass closures just to stay afloat.
At the latest Amazon Academy bootcamp for SMEs, Real Business found out how the platform is providing Welsh entrepreneurs with a crucial new revenue stream beyond UK shores.