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Retail sales decline cushioned by online rise

Published on September 17th, 2021 | by The GC Team

“…shoppers were quick to return to the internet to beat High Street shortages” Retail sales volumes fell by 0.9% in August, but were 4.6% higher than their pre-pandemic February 2020 levels, the Office for National Statistics ... Read More


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Dixons places focus on stores for omnichannel success

Published on September 17th, 2021 | by The GC Team

Dixons has appointed a Director of Stores to focus on driving the business’s omnichannel strategy with a customer-centric approach to optimise store performance. Michelle Gorringe-Smith, who has been with the company since 2014, steps into the ... Read More


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John Lewis reduces losses but warns of uncertainty ahead

Published on September 16th, 2021 | by The GC Team

The John Lewis Partnership (John Lewis and Waitrose) reduced its pre-tax losses to £29 million (incl. exceptional items) for the first half of its financial year, but warned of “significant uncertainty” due to supply chain challenges ... Read More


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Exclusively 2021 “exceeded highest expectations”

Published on September 15th, 2021 | by The GC Team

The Exclusively Show 2021, which was postponed from June this year and took place at The Business Design Centre, Islington on 24th and 25th August, attracted a higher-than-expected number and quality of attendees, according to information ... Read More


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Online reviews a key element in purchasing decisions

Published on September 9th, 2021 | by The GC Team

The importance of customer reviews to any online selling operation is highlighted by new research – commissioned by Checkatrade – that shows nearly half of adults (46%) never purchase anything online without checking reviews first, and ... Read More


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Retail sales growth begins to slow

Published on September 9th, 2021 | by The GC Team

The growth in retail sales seen over the past few months slowed in August but the bank holiday weekend at the end of the month and the “back-to-school buzz” reportedly contributed to a rise in non-food ... Read More


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