Category Archives: The Retail Champion

What’s in store for the future of retail?

Year after year, we’ve seen an increasing amount of innovative technology in stores. As retailers try to bridge the gap between online and in-store sales, we’re experiencing the digital revolution hitting shops across the world. So what are the very … Continue reading

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Why free advice might kill your business #indieretail #enterpriserocks

Most business owners will leap at the opportunity to get some free advice (perhaps it’s the reason you’re reading this blog), but it’s important to remain wary of exactly how this “free” assistance will affect your business. You may not … 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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What is multi-channel retail?

I recently was asked to add my comments to a selection of questions about multi-channel retail for a feature in a publication. I thought it would be interesting to share my thoughts in full as my comments will be edited … Continue reading

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What is a retailer? Redefining the meaning of retail…

In recent weeks we’ve been hearing from various sources that “the future of the high street isn’t retail”. I was thinking about this, because I believe that this really depends on how you define retail…

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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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Leveraging your business data to deliver profitable growth – Webinar with @BrightpearlHQ

I’ve just recorded a webinar with the Support for Independent Retail campaign’s platinum sponsor, Brightpearl. They talk sense. Anyone who knows me, who knows about the 10-steps to retail success, will know I am a massive advocate of allowing the … Continue reading

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