Category Archives: Service

Just as retail footfall increases store staff want a holiday!

Does this sound familiar to you? School holidays are classically a time when retailers experience increased footfall. Of course, this is also exactly the time when key staff want to book time off to spend with their kids! Managing the holiday … Continue reading

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Do UK retail shops think they are NOT in sales? by Bruce King #indieretail

This is a guest blog by a friend of mine, Bruce King, whose book “How to Double Your Sales: The Ultimate Masterclass in How to Sell Anything to Anyone” is possibly one of the best business books I’ve ever read, … Continue reading

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Which major retailers can #indieretail look to for inspiration in 2012?

I was asked to write a piece for a magazine that involved reflecting on which of the major players in the UK retail market really set a great example that smaller, independent retailers can follow in order to mirror their … Continue reading

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What retailers need to focus on into 2012

I was asked to reflect on some of the key trends that have influenced consumers and retailers alike throughout 2011. I came up with the following, so I thought I’d share this with you. Let me know if you agree, … Continue reading

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Step 7 of #RetailChampion 10-Steps to Retail Success: Customer Engagement

This blog introduces the seventh step, of the “10-steps to retail success“, Customer Engagement. 10-steps to retail success is a process / methodology I’ve developed for my 1-2-1 mentoring clients. Over the coming weeks / months I’ll be introducing each step … Continue reading

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Step 3 of #RetailChampion 10-Steps to Retail Success: Ideal Customer

This blog introduces the third step, of the “10-steps to retail success“, Ideal Customer. 10-steps to retail success is a process / methodology I’ve developed for my 1-2-1 mentoring clients. Over the coming weeks / months I’ll be introducing each step with … Continue reading

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Step 2 of #RetailChampion 10-Steps to Retail Success: Positioning

As I explained in the post “10-steps to retail success“, this is a process / methodology I’ve developed for my 1-2-1 mentoring clients. Over the coming weeks / months I’ll be introducing each step with a little more detail. This … Continue reading

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