‘Red wall’ Tory MPs urge Sunak to cut business rates for shops | UK news

Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure from Conservative “red wall” MPs to go beyond existing support for the UK economy in Wednesday’s budget and cut taxes for thousands of retailers. MPs across the political spectrum are increasingly uneasy that he may introduce income tax rises for middle earners, and the chancellor is facing calls from …

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Pladis unveils new TV creative for McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes brand – Retail Times

pladis, the global snacking company behind some of the UK’s most loved and iconic brands, has announced the launch of a new campaign and accompanying TV creative for its £65.1 million McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes brand – which will encourage consumers to ‘Be what they want to be’. The household favourite will be on the nation’s …

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Pyjama suits are next big thing as formal wear is hit under Covid | Fashion

First there were smart “use once” tops worn only for virtual work meetings and whipped off thereafter – otherwise known as the “Zoom shirt”. Now, courtesy of two Japanese companies, comes the latest hybrid of the suit and loungewear: the WFH pyjama suit. Working from home has rubbished the idea of formal dress codes. As …

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Bringing the Family Together One Fort at a Time

As families across the U.S. continue to follow stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, there has been a huge sales spike in boardgames, puzzles, and outdoor activities to keep the household from dying of boredom. With the ability to build incredible forts, mazes, tunnels, castles, and more, Make-a-Fort can keep family members of all ages entertained …

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Pandemic window-shopping: Abandoning e-commerce shopping carts

A woman is seen shopping on ASOS the online fashion store on a laptop. Dinendra Haria | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images In normal times, Amanda Ryczek window-shopped — wandering around with no intention to buy, but taking time to see new merchandise or thinking of what could be worn and where. As …

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The reckoning is coming for Rishi Sunak | Politics

Wednesday 11 March 2020 was a momentous day not only for Rishi Sunak, but for the UK and the world. It was the day Sunak delivered his first budget as chancellor of the exchequer. But it was also when the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic as cases of Covid-19 soared. In his budget, …

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Overcoming Today’s Biggest Retail Management Challenges

Feb 19 2020 Evie Harrison Guest Contributor From store operations and supply chain management to marketing and finance, recent times have shown a rise in the technological aspects of managing a business., and retailers and retail entrepreneurs need to embrace change and adapt newer methods to maintain …

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Farfetch reports strong sales and its first top-line profit as luxury shoppers went online during lockdown

Image courtesy of Farfetch Farfetch has reported strong sales growth in a year when luxury fashion shoppers turned online to buy during Covid-19 lockdowns. It reported its first top-level profit, but at the bottom line its losses widened to $3.3bn (£2.4bn), as it issued debt in exchange for investment.   The luxury fashion retailer and …

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Assortment Planning in Retail: How to Maximize Your Store’s Profitability

By Alexandra Sheehan It’s always important to optimize your store for a better experience and more conversions. Staying stagnant is the quickest way to falling behind the competition.  There are tons of ways to increase profitability, from in-store events to influencer marketing and everything in between.  One tactic you might not have heard of: assortment …

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Bradford printer develops innovative retail display solutions

Bradford-based Dominion Print and its in-house design team, One19 Creative, have launched an innovative range of retail display solutions which create animation through a combination of advanced lighting and multi-layered printing techniques. Dominion’s TensionPix Day-Night lightboxes comprise three different layers of prints which respond to static or motion LED lighting to produce visual transitions and …

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