How to open your second store I have just opened my third Lifestyle Express store in Middlesbrough, called Saltersgill Convenience. It’s a small store, just 400sq ft and it’s half a mile from my two other shops, Bellevue and Beachwood.
Sales at womenswear value fashion retailer Bonmarche have risen 11.8 per cent for the 52 weeks ended 29 March 2014. The retailer, which sells fashion to women over 50, said it was pleased with the year’s performance.
**Supermarkets** are being urged to ditch buy-one-get-one–free deals after a House of Lords EU Committee report concluded retailers were shifting the blame on to consumers by tempting them in with BOGOF offers.
Co-op group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered his letter of resignation in a “back-me-or-sack-me move” following opposition to his reforms for the mutually owned chain of supermarkets, banks and funeral homes.
With Christmas less than five weeks away, and online revenues alone expected to exceed £10 billion this December, retailers must ensure their supply chains are in tiptop condition to keep orders flowing and consumers content.
It is right that retailers speak out about the state of the newstrade distribution system and get it into the headlines, but the industry needs to work together, and that means wholesalers should get tough on publishers and make them rethink the...
Employees can make or break a retail business, they have your livelihood in your hands yet how often do you let a new employee loose on the business with a fraction of the training they would receive before being allowed to drive a car?
Crabbie’s is targeting the RTD market with an alcoholic fruits range aimed at 22-26 year old consumers. Crabbie’s Fruits are being made available in three variants: Zesty Lemon, Raspberry & Rhubarb and Black Cherry.
A UK charity is hoping to attract young entrepreneurs to set up their own retail business. The Carnegie UK Trust is aiming to attract thousands of 16-30 year-olds to open their own shops and help Britain’s flagging high-streets and city districts.
Meeting fellow retailers and visiting their stores is the best way to come up with new ideas and also helps you to look at what you do in your own store with a fresh pair of eyes. Be sure you take advantage of opportunities.