Day: 23 April 2018

Retail Darwinism: a natural process of renewal?

Retail experts agree that the landscape of the industry is fully in the midst of ever-intensifying change, but rather than fear a market ‘Apocalypse’, some are pointing to a less alarming but nonetheless challenging ‘retail reset’ and the urgent need for adaptation. Writing for RetailWire, James Tenser mused that we might be”witnessing a transformation wrought …

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Artisan chocolate is a bit fruity!

The Chocolate Libertine (exhibiting at Pulse stand M27b) is an artisanal chocolate company based in Buckinghamshire specialising in premium chocolate figurines and novelties. Having made products for high end London retailers for many years, founder Julie Devonald is now launching her own range under The Chocolate Libertine brand specifically for the gift market. The products …

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A decade of eco-friendly auctioneering

Sworders, the fine art and antiques auctioneers, is celebrating a decade of eco-friendly auctioneering in its purpose-built, environmentally-friendly auction rooms in Stansted Mountfitchet. Operating since 1782, Sworders has been ‘recycling’ fine art and antiques from one owner to another for generations and, with an eco-friendly approach to business at the core of Sworders’ ethos, the …

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Retail news round-up: Beastly sales; rates rises hit stores; Amazon in top five

UK retail sales suffered their biggest quarterly fall in a year as the ‘Beast from the East’ kept shoppers away from the high street. Sales volumes fell 1.2% in March, compared with February. Sales of clothing, petrol and food all suffered, according to the Office for National Statistics. Fifteen major UK retailers or restaurant groups …

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