Real Business predicts what Black Friday will look like in 2021 and recommends what you should be doing in order to compete in the saturated market of retail. Now considered one of the most significant shopping events on the retail calendar, there is no denying that UK small businesses’ must not ignore the novelty despite it being over-exhausted by online retail giants.
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?
UK Mother’s Day spend is expected to rise 0.8% to £1.6bn this year. Last year’s transaction data reveals trends independent retailers should note.
A growing tech company offers an online marketplace for independent retailers to sell their goods. Will businesses like this save them from extinction?
Independent UK retailers experienced a surprising 8% sales drop on average over the Royal Wedding weekend, as consumers abandoned high streets up and down the country in favour of watching the televised nuptials.
American Express Shop Small is an initiative shining a spotlight on shopkeepers across the nation – the campaign ran between 4 and 20 December and Ludovic Piot of Epicerie Ludo joined the cast of business owners involved in the initiative.
Fashion giant Topshop-Topman has partnered with pop-up retail space provider Appear Here to welcome rising designers and independent brands with an opportunity to get in front of its 400,000 weekly customers at the flagship store on Oxford Street.
StreetHub, a UK-founded network for independent retailers, has secured a £1.7m investment from Octopus, Index and angel investors, which has allowed the business to embark on a rebrand under the new guise of Trouva.
The shadow business secretary spoke to Real Business at the launch of Small Business Saturday 2015, providing details on his ambitious aims for the annual day and why the event is instrumental in helping companies of all sizes prosper.
The initial response to Amazon's new Prime Day offering a range of deals for its Prime subscribers was lukewarm, but the site announced shoppers bought 398 items every second and a follow-up day would be on the agenda.
Divisional director of retail at i2i Events Group, Louise Young, explores how independent retailers can set their stalls out effectively, and provides advice on things to consider at an early stage.