Category Archives: News

Six things #retailers can expect in the run-up to #Christmas

Every year I’m asked for my predictions for the retail industry in the run-up to Christmas, and this year – with the unseasonably warm weather and yesterday having been the hottest Halloween on record – it’s started early. So, here … Continue reading

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Don’t panic! The #highstreet is NOT dying!

Yesterday morning, the retail industry woke up to more scaremongering headlines that serve only to feed public pessimism over the high street. I was called up to discuss the matter on Sky News, primarily because I felt more than able … Continue reading

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.@RetailChampion & @FutureHighSt campaigner congratulates @NorthKestevenDC on BOLD move enabling @Tesco development

Too often, major supermarkets, such as Tesco, are blamed for the “death of the high street”. My belief is that larger, out-of-town retailers can be to blame for this: within towns, where supermarkets offer free parking and vital services, the … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: The High Street is Dead, Long Live the High Street! #futurehighstreet

Retail Champion and high street campaigner, Clare Rayner, announces the first Future High Street Summit in a bid to ditch the rhetoric about “death of the high street” and to kick-start positive ACTION to accelerate the transformation and regeneration of … Continue reading

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The future of retail – guest blog by @WebLoyalty #retail

This is a guest post by Webloyalty about recent research into the future of retailing, it makes for very interesting reading… New research, commissioned from Conlumino by eCommerce partner Webloyalty, into the future of retail reveals the full impact of … Continue reading

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Be a Retail Champion! 10-steps to retail success group mentoring sessions

Due to a number of requests I am setting up group mentoring sessions. These will be delivered online by webinar. These will cost £25 per hour and I’d run them in evenings so as to avoid impact on your core … Continue reading

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Why business rates need to change to mirror changes in consumerism

In the 2 weeks from 6th to 20th January 2013 I felt like I’d got caught up in a non-stop media circus. From radio to TV, it was all happening, and practically daily! First it was about the retailers were reporting … Continue reading

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