Tag Archives: independent Retail

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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Pledge your Support for Independent Retail #indieretail

Spend your £££s wisely – a little can go a long way The CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) did some research for FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) about the value of a £1 spent locally – the results were … Continue reading

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O2 priority moments offered FREE to all local, independent consumer-facing businesses #IndieRetail

On 17th October O2 published research revealing the truth behind why consumers aren’t shopping at local independent retailers. While 83% of UK consumers admit to being worried about the decline of local communities*, two thirds (65%) of independent retailers say … Continue reading

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A blog-a-day for #IndieRetail – review of the past 8 days

Today is the 8th day of the Independent Retailer Month “blog-a-day for Indie Retail”. If you’re not following it do check it out – http://www.independentretail.wordpress.com. Already in the last 8 days more than 8 blogs have been published – here … Continue reading

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Launching #IndieRetail Month UK 2012…

Yesterday was the launch event for Independent Retailer Month 2012. I had created a conference, something similar to the corporate events, unlike most of what is presented to the smaller businesses. I’d like to just share a little bit about … Continue reading

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It’s official: 2011 was a year of growth for Independents #indieretail @IndieRetailUK

In my last blog I made reference to the fact that if retail vacancy rates in the UK were static, and if multiples had closed more stores than they opened then there must have been a sector in growth otherwise … Continue reading

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Birds Yard, Leeds @birdsyard – #indieretail inspiration AND a Birthday party invitation

Having been given the opportunity to write this blog, and being completely technophobic (which is something I am working on) I’m hoping this blog reads well and you too feel the passion and enthusiasm I have for my shop, for … Continue reading

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