Tag Archives: indie 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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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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#IndieRetail Month is back! Celebrate local, independent retail with @IndieRetailUK throughout July

There are over 169,000 independent retail businesses in the UK, equating to 92% of all retail businesses. From fashion boutiques and art galleries to convenience shops and DIY stores, independent retailers form a valuable and treasured part of many communities. … Continue reading

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Independent Retailer Month 2012 Launch Conference

Yesterday (29th November) I had an idea to run an Independent Retailer Month launch conference. Today (30th November) we went live! That’s how fab the internet is – it enables me to email, facebook, tweet and linkedin with people to … Continue reading

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Give Customers a Good Reason to Return by @EmmaWimhurst #indieretail

How important are your customers to the success of your business? Vital you say? Quite right too! Success may come to you through a fantastic idea, be perfectly planned and launched without a hitch but if – within a relatively … Continue reading

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