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Live Streamed Event: The Changing Landscape of Retail: What the Future holds?, Tuesday 20th October, London

The below is a brief introduction to / promotion for an event I will be speaking at on 20th October. It is organised by ACCA and will be live streamed to their members. Blurb… “Our retail landscape continues to change at … Continue reading

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#BusinessRates announcement today – devolution to local council control – #CPC15

Today, at the Conservative Party Conference, George Osborne announced that councils will keep £26million of the business rates that they collect.  I’m very concerned about these changes. Whilst local control could be good I can see numerous pitfalls. However, more … Continue reading

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SHAPPS OFFERS ‘PORTAS-PLUS’ PLAN TO REVIVE AILING HIGH STREETS

Hundreds of towns to bid for Portas status as Minister unveils response to Mary’s High Street Review Towns across the country have got their applications in ahead of today’s deadline (30th March 2012) in the hope of becoming Portas Pilots. … Continue reading

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Step 5 of #RetailChampion 10-Steps to Retail Success: Pricing and Promotions

This blog introduces the fifth step, of the “10-steps to retail success“, Pricing and Promotions. 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 … Continue reading

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How soon is too soon to implement your Christmas window display?

As we’re well and truly past back to school many of the big retailers are already ramping up for Christmas. Some have been slated in the past for implementing their Christmas windows as early as September… With Halloween and Bonfire … Continue reading

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3 future trends in retailing

On 6th September I had the very great honour of being a speaker at the 1st Royal Sun Alliance retail customer seminar at the British Ambassador’s residence in Paris. RSA ran this inaugural event for their European retail clients to … Continue reading

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What SHOULD you do to successfully present your product to a retailer?

Following on from my previous blog “BBC 2 – Britian’s Next Big Thing – making breaking into retail look way too easy!” I promised a more detailed answer for those entrepreneurs, designers and inventors who wanted to know a bit more … Continue reading

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