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GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Argos releases top toy predictions for Christmas 2017

By The Retail Bulletin
Traditional childhood favourites such as dolls and LEGO, as well as the latest tech driven toys, look set to dominate Christmas wish lists this year, according to Argos.
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Volkswagen to open first mall concept at Birmingham's Bullring

Volkswagen to open first mall concept at Birmingham's Bullring

22 June 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Volkswagen has chosen Birmingham’s Bullring for the opening of its first store in a shopping centre.

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Insight: two thirds of online shoppers suffer problems with parcel deliveries

Insight: two thirds of online shoppers suffer problems with parcel deliveries

19 June 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

A new study has revealed that two in three online shoppers have had parcels lost, damaged or turn up late in the last year.

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WH Smith reports flat like-for-likes after dip in high street sales

WH Smith reports flat like-for-likes after dip in high street sales

14 June 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

WH Smith has reported flat like-for-like sales in the 15 weeks to 10 June after sales in its high street stores declined. Total sales edged up 2%.

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Retail footfall edged down 1% in May

Retail footfall edged down 1% in May

12 June 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

UK retail footfall declined by 1% year-on-year in May to mark the first drop since February.

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Customer Engagement Summit 2017

Customer Engagement Summit 2017

9 June 2017 by Gynn Davis

Customer engagement complicated business: Customers are behaving in increasingly complicated ways as they transverse their shopping journeys across multiple touch-points. It has, therefore, never been more difficult to engage with them in a meaningful way.

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Retail sales slide in May

Retail sales slide in May

6 June 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

UK retail sales fell by 0.4% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis in May according to new figures. On a total basis, sales rose by 0.2%.

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Insight: 90% of UK employees create vulnerabilities through poor cybersecurity practices

Insight: 90% of UK employees create vulnerabilities through poor cybersecurity practices

5 June 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New research has revealed that addressing employee behaviours and attitudes towards cybersecurity processes are some of the strongest factors in safeguarding IT system security.

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Consumer confidence increases in May

Consumer confidence increases in May

31 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures show that consumer confidence edged up in May as people became more upbeat about their personal financial situation, the wider economy, and future plans for shopping and saving.

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Barclaycard trials new ‘queue-less checkout’ payment concept

Barclaycard trials new ‘queue-less checkout’ payment concept

31 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Barclaycard has commenced a trial of a new payment concept that enables consumers to purchase low-value goods by scanning and paying for their shopping using their smartphone without the need to visit a physical checkout.

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