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Employee theft: the wrong receipt

Employee theft: the wrong receipt | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Employee theft can happen all to easily when a retailer fails to manage their stock and money well enough. Here is an example of what went wrong at a store that I have knowledge of.
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Employee theft: $50,000 of cigarettes

Employee theft: $50,000 of cigarettes | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
A newsagency owner I spoke with recently discovered an employee theft that cost him $50,000.
The problem including cartons of cigarettes among other things. They were not stock-taking cigarettes as they thought it was too hard to get it right.
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Mixed predictions for consumer spend this Christmas

Mixed predictions for consumer spend this Christmas | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Retail analysts and experts have proclaimed their predictions for this Christmas but the expected figure is inconclusive.
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Ikea grow sales and increase share in 'almost all markets'

Ikea grow sales and increase share in 'almost all markets' | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The world’s largest furniture retailer, Ikea, grew sales by 3.1 per cent in the last year as it increased its market share across its global portfolio.
The privately owned Swedish firm said that sales hit £23.8bn in the year to end August.
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Top five Christmas toys for children

Top five Christmas toys for children | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
If you’re thinking about what to get your son or daughter for Christmas, retailer John Lewis has predicted the top five gifts for children this year.
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Management tip: let your employees make mistakes

Management tip: let your employees make mistakes | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Learning from mistakes can be more valuable than formal training. That’s been my experience. Too often I see retailers micro-managing their employees and denying them the opportunity of learning from mistakes.
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“Choice, price, service” whats your motto?

“Choice, price, service” whats your motto? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The John Lewis motto is ‘never knowingly undersold’. Stella Artois prides itself, meanwhile, on being ‘reassuringly expensive’. Booker chief executive Charles Wilson’s mantra is ‘choice, price, service’.
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Westfield sells stake in seven US malls for $1.6bn

Westfield sells stake in seven US malls for $1.6bn | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Australian property giant Westfield Group has announced that it had sold off major stakes in seven of its US shopping malls in a deal worth $1.6 bn.
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Footfall down despite strong Scottish sales

Footfall down despite strong Scottish sales | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The UK footfall rate in August was the lowest since March 2013, against tough Olympic comparisons, as retailers saw the end of the summer season.
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WH Smith expects end of year results to be on track

WH Smith expects end of year results to be on track | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
WH Smith has confirmed its end of year results will be “in line with market expectations.” The company said that its travel business has continued its “good performance” and is making further progress in winning new business in both the UK and...
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Udozi signs up Clarks

Udozi signs up Clarks | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Local shopping service Udozi has today announced a partnership with the ‘world’s number one in everyday footwear’ – Clarks.
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Asos signs first ever headphone deal

Asos signs first ever headphone deal | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Asos.com has secured a six week deal with Philips in their first ever partnership with a headphone brand.
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Retail bonuses rise by £200m this year, say ONS

Retail bonuses rise by £200m this year, say ONS | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Annual bonuses in the retail industry have significantly risen over the past year, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
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How honest are your employees?

How honest are your employees? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
How honest are your employees? This is not a question that you should take for granted. Sadly given the opportunity people do stupid things.
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Fraudsters can defeat Chip and PIN using household appliances

Fraudsters can defeat Chip and PIN using household appliances | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Tony Sales, the man dubbed by the British media as “Britain’s Greatest Fraudster”, shocked an assembled audience of loss prevention experts, by showing how fraudsters are defeating Chip and PIN with nothing more than a domestic iron and a tin of...
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Small businesses set to save up to £2,000 a year

Small businesses set to save up to £2,000 a year | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the introduction of the National Insurance Contributions Bill to Parliament, which could save local shops up to £2,000 a year.
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We made the most of the Sherston Boules Day

We made the most of the Sherston Boules Day | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Summer 2013 may now be just a fading memory, but it is a season I will be delighted to recall. After the awful weather the previous year turnover was up more than 10%. We were very much helped by the hottest days being in July.
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The problems of partworks

The problems of partworks | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Independents put more work into dealing with partworks than the multiples do, so why do they get worse terms?
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New Sainsbury’s dark store planned to meet online demand

New Sainsbury’s dark store planned to meet online demand | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Sainsbury’s has announced it will build a dark store for the first time to satisfy demand in the growing online grocery sector in the South-East.
The centre will be in Bromley-By-Bow, East London and is due to be completed by 2016.
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Grimsey review offers alternative vision for the high street

Grimsey review offers alternative vision for the high street | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
A TAX raid on retail and leisure chains with a turnover of more than £10m, and a ‘root and branch’ reform of business rates are at the heart of Bill Grimsey’s high street review.
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French Connection ‘lost in the fashion wilderness’ as LFL sales dip

French Connection ‘lost in the fashion wilderness’ as LFL sales dip | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
French Connection have posted a 4.5 per cent drop in like-for like (LFL) sales for the six months to 31 July this year as the company continues to struggle to turn a profit.
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British soap brand rises from the ashes to launch Christmas gift set

British soap brand rises from the ashes to launch Christmas gift set | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Newly restructured British soap maker Bronnley has launched a new Christmas gift set this month as it re-emerges into the soap and toiletries sector.
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Number of UK consumers willing to pay more for eco-friendly products triples in 17 months

Number of UK consumers willing to pay more for eco-friendly products triples in 17 months | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Consumers are increasingly shifting towards an eco-friendly world at the cash register, according to a survey from Nielsen, a leading global insight provider on what consumers watch and buy.
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Retail as Usual? there is nothing “usual” about It’!

Retail as Usual? there is nothing “usual” about It’! | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The above title is from one of my talks that I am presenting around the world at present.
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Getting inside the mind and the wardrobe of a fashionista

Getting inside the mind and the wardrobe of a fashionista | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The economy is on the up. The Eurozone has come out of the recession, UK unemployment levels are shrinking and British exports have risen.
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