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11 Christmas Party Shoes That Won't Break Your Feet

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Style

If the very thought of sticking out a night on the dance floor in crippling heels this Christmas is giving you pre-emptive foot spasms then fear no mo...

Why We Must End Sunday Trading

Charlie Evans | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK
Charlie Evans

Another Sunday passes by with frantic Consumermas (the new name with Christmas being degraded significantly) shoppers working into a sweat- fretting, aching over the difficult decisions they have to make when buying for a second cousin on the other side of the country with a ten pound budget; or a baby not born yet with no knowledge of the sex.

Where's The Customer? They're In A Different Place

simon baldwin | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
simon baldwin

Last week saw the publication of a survey on British BIDs - Business Imporvement Districts funded by businesses in towns and cities up and down the la...

We've Found The Perfect Secret Santa Gift For Your Glamorous Wine Loving Friend

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style

Christmas shopping for a beauty aficionado or a wine buff can be tricky, not least because most things on their wish list will be outside your secret ...

7 Good Things You Can Do This Black Friday

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

With Black Friday upon us, many Brits are searching for an alternative to the annual retail madness. As retailers gear up by offering ever more discou...

Charlotte Church Has Some Sage Black Friday Shopping Advice For You

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style

Charlotte Church has some wise words for the Black Friday bargain hunters among us. Church took to Twitter on Friday 25 November to dispense her susta...

They Can Keep Black Friday

Laura Krippner | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Here we've had mince pies in the shops with a pre-Christmas sell by date, since September and now we've jumped straight to Black Friday. Except we haven't even copied it properly. This random excuse to increase sales has been going on for weeks in advance, it's been repurposed by some retailers as 'black ticket' sales, whatever that's supposed to mean

Black Friday: Who Is Really Paying The Price?

Raquel Wallace | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Raquel Wallace

So consumed are we by bagging a bargain we have detached ourselves from the reality that someone, somewhere is making and sacrificing their lives for ...

Stopping The Customer From 'Checking Out', While Building Long-Term Customer Engagement

Trish Young | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Trish Young

The omni-channel and seamless shopping experience is the Holy Grail many retailers continue to seek to achieve. Companies are told that the customer expects the same level of brand engagement whether in-store, on a phone, a computer, tablet or mobile and by delivering this, the customer will remain a loyal shopper, spend more, returning again and again.

Five Reasons Why Avoiding Black Friday Is Good For You

Paula Haunit | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Haunit

Stuff. That's what retailers will want you to buy more of this Friday. You'll have countless heavily discounted items that will scream 'BUY ME' at you...

Prepare Yourself, This Year's Black Friday Looks Set To Be *Huge*

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

Savvy shoppers and deal hunters are expected to spend an incredible £4 billion between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this coming weekend. Black Frida...

15 Christmas Party Dresses That'll Shine Brighter Than Your Highlight

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Style

‘Tis the season of Christmas parties and with all those festive work ‘dos, family gatherings and girls’ nights out ahead, it’s time to sort ou...

Tesco And Sainsbury's Whistleblowers Reveal Dirty Home Deliveries

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Whistleblowers at two leading supermarkets have said crates used for deliveries are so filthy customers “would stop shopping online” if they knew ...

H&M's New Kenzo Refund Policy Is Seriously Frustrating Customers

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Style

H&M’s refund policy has been questioned by frustrated customers, after they discovered they’d left it too late to take back their Kenzo X H&M item...

Christmas Carol's Nightmare On Elf Street

Samantha Walsh | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

For fellow retail workers the world over, the mere mention of the C-word is enough to bring them out in a cold sweat, and not just from the sheer effort of unloading mammoth deliveries. As we speak, store staff everywhere are taking a collective deep breath and muttering:

Black Friday In The Red?

simon baldwin | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
simon baldwin

I'll be at this week's Scotland's Towns Partnership conference in Kirkcaldy. It promises to be a good gathering of like-minded folk from across the co...

The Best Black Friday Fashion And Beauty Deals You Need To Know About Now

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style

Black Friday is upon us and style fans are in for a treat as research from deals website HotUKDeals has revealed there are actually bigger price slash...

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For The Health Lover!

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Whether it's you, or someone else in your life, we all know a health nut who wants nothing but an organic stocking filled with life-boosting goodies.... So, I've put together a list of my 10 favourite gifts to make your life a little easier!

A Reformation Pop-Up Shop Has Opened In London And OMG

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Style

Reformation opened a pop-up store in London on Monday 7 November, and you’re all invited. The US-based brand has put to bed some of our internationa...

Shop Local (Especially If You Live In Staffordshire)

Laura Krippner | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Like most people I love the idea of shopping locally. The thing is it has to provide additional benefits other than just a warm fuzzy feeling. I expect good customer service, I like to find products that I can't find in the big box shops, and I don't mind spending a little extra to find something unique.

Charlotte Tilbury's New Westfield Store Is About To Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Style

Charlotte Tilbury is opening her second beauty store in London’s Westfield White City shopping centre on Thursday 3 November. The new shop is even b...

Your Asda Delivery Could Come With Some *Very* Nasty Surprises

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

A major undercover BBC investigation has revealed shocking levels of hygiene in Asda’s home delivery service. Stringent tests conducted on crates us...

Why We Need A Sustainable ASOS And How To Make That Happen

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

I know I am not alone in my frustration as a conscious fashion consumer. Design led, sustainably produced fashion that a discerning lover of fashion can feel proud to wear (and also afford) is hard to get hold of. As Founder of the Ethical Fashion Forum, you can be sure I'm going to be asked what I'm wearing, wherever I go

Next Cutlery Set Is The Perfect Passive Aggressive Gift For Someone You Hate

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We don’t know about you, but we really love being insulted by our utensils as we’re eating dinner. Luckily for us, this plastic alphabet cutlery s...

See Every Piece From Alexa Chung's New M&S Collection

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style

Alexa Chung’s new M&S collection has been unveiled in full (after she teased us by wearing pieces at London Fashion Week), and it’s every bit as c...