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How is Technology Shaping the Future of our High Streets?

Digital technology is killing high street shopping - or is it? If Amazon is investing in bricks and mortar stores, it’s a sign that the high street still has a place in our shopping future. Modern consumers want not just the best of both on and offline worlds, but the best of all worlds – convenience, choice, and a diverse range of shops and businesses.

Article by: Daniel Whytock | Published: 3 January 2019

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Retail absence is corrosive to employee engagement

While four out of five retailers worldwide (78 percent) say employee engagement is important to organisational success, many are challenged by the corrosive impact that rampant unplanned absence has on staff productivity (58 percent), manager stress (55 percent), and team morale (46 percent).

Article by: Joyce Maroney | Published: 28 December 2018

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How is Technology Shaping the Future of our High Streets?

Digital technology is killing high street shopping - or is it? If Amazon is investing in bricks and mortar stores, it’s a sign that the high street still has a place in our shopping future. Modern consumers want not just the best of both on and offline worlds, but the best of all worlds – convenience, choice, and a diverse range of shops and businesses.

Article by: Daniel Whytock | Published: 15 December 2018

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Motivating Employees with Top Retail Trends

Every day more and more people tell Alexa to turn on the TV, play their favorite music or read them the news. It all seems so simple. Don’t you just wish it was that easy for Alexa to motivate your employees on your command? Maybe it is… Contributor Kate Devlin.

Article by: Kate Devlin | Published: 12 May 2018

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Retailers facing “returns tsunami”

A new report released highlights the hidden dangers of online companies such as ASOS, Topman and schuh introducing try-now-pay-later options for customers. The trend is threatening to overwhelm retailers– many of which are already reaching crisis point – with a huge surge of intentional returns that may undermine profits.

Article by: Derek O'Carroll | Published: 31 March 2018

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The Blackest Ever Black Friday – what retailers learned from 2014

Such has been the success of the strategy that last year the UK’s Black Friday online sales grew to £1.23bn, yet there was no repeat of the delivery meltdown of 2014. That’s because Black Friday had mutated into a whole week – with online sales from Monday 21 November to Monday 28 November reaching around £6.5bn.

Article by: Press Release | Published: 10 November 2017