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The Surprising Truth About London Shoppers: Shopaholic Men, Digital Women and Leisure Lovers

Alex McCulloch | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Alex McCulloch

As the spring sun slowly crawls up the Thames and warms up London's cold streets, people are emerging from their winter cocoons to embark on some springtime shopping. The longer, brighter and warmer days all make for happier and more comfortable trips to Oxford Street, Brick Lane and Westfield.

Why Black Friday Is No Longer a One-Day Event in the UK

Alex McCulloch | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK
Alex McCulloch

The figures are in from this year's Black Friday and the conclusion is clear: Black Friday is no longer a one-day sales event in the UK.

Why British Shoppers Should Adjust Their Black Friday Expectations

Alex McCulloch | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK
Alex McCulloch

Black Friday in its US form isn't, as yet, a great fit for the UK market. As such, shoppers should probably adjust their expectations this year. Since...

By Disrupting the Retail Landscape, We're Rocket Fuelling the UK's Small Businesses

Tanya Lawler | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Tech
Tanya Lawler

What was the last thing that you bought online? Perhaps it was something you couldn't find in a shop near your home. Maybe you wanted to browse as many different options as possible before you made a choice. Or maybe it was just the most convenient way to get that item that you really wanted.

It's Not the Health of the High Street It's the Chemistry of Commerce

Intelligence Squared | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Intelligence Squared

You ask 10 people and you will get 10 different views on the health of the high street. Then you will get others asking if the high street is still relevant any more. It's not that the debate is polarised, as much as the fact that the changes that have hit retail have been so profound and have happened in such a short space of time that we struggle to make sense of them. Data and statistics only cloud the issue further.

'No-Mates Rates' - Will BIS' Proposals Kickstart Radical Reform of the Business Rates System?

Darina Kerr | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK
Darina Kerr

Radical reform is needed and the BIS committee's review has much to recommend it. Now it's over to the Chancellor to show that the Coalition will support and implement reforms urgently.

Buy From eBay, Pick Up At Argos

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech

Auction site eBay is joining forces with retailer Argos in a trial allowing shoppers to collect their online purchases from stores throughout the UK. ...