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Don't miss early bird rate for Retail Customer Engagement

By The Retail Bulletin
There's still time to join the 100 plus retailers attending this year's Retail Customer Engagement Summit on 5 June. And still time for retailers to save a whopping £125 on the £250 ticket price when using the discount code RETAILER50 when booking!
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Coal Drops Yard to welcome new brands this summer

Coal Drops Yard to welcome new brands this summer

17 April 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The Coal Drops Yard retail and leisure destination in London’s King’s Cross will see five new brands join its line-up in the coming months.

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Card Factory posts drop in profit

Card Factory posts drop in profit

16 April 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory has reported a decline in full year profits after trading was impacted by lower high street footfall.

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Retail footfall rises in March

Retail footfall rises in March

15 April 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Retail footfall rose by 1.4% year-on-year in March as stores benefited from the month’s milder weather.

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The Entertainer to open Antrim store

The Entertainer to open Antrim store

15 April 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Toy retailer The Entertainer is to open a new store at The Junction Retail and Leisure Park in Antrim this summer.

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John Lewis joins line-up for this year's Retail Customer Engagement Conference

John Lewis joins line-up for this year's Retail Customer Engagement Conference

9 April 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Retail Bulletin is delighted to announce that Steve Kato-Spyrou, UX Manager at John Lewis, has become the latest speaker to join the line-up at the one-day TRB Retail Customer Engagement Conference on 5 June.

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Reinventing group buying through artificial intelligence 

Reinventing group buying through artificial intelligence 

8 April 2019 by Glynn Davis

Group buying has been a phenomenon online in the past with the likes of LetsBuyIt and Groupon becoming popular but their focus on excess-stock goods and end-of-line merchandise ultimately resulted in them losing their appeal.

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Mothercare UK sales down 8.8% in fourth quarter

Mothercare UK sales down 8.8% in fourth quarter

4 April 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Mothercare has posted an 8.8% drop in UK like-for-like sales in its fourth quarter to mark an improvement on the previous period when like-for-likes fell by 11.4%.

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Insight: London takes top spot for worldwide luxury store openings

Insight: London takes top spot for worldwide luxury store openings

29 March 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

London took the top spot for luxury store openings worldwide in 2018, according to new research.

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Shop Direct to rebrand as The Very Group

Shop Direct to rebrand as The Very Group

27 March 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Very and Littlewoods owner Shop Direct has announced plans to rebrand as The Very Group.

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RETAIL EVENTS

Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Conference
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
8 October 2019
Hallam Conference Centre, London W1W 6JJ
The 11th HR Summit 2019, Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 6JJ
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, London W1G 9DT
Digitally native competitors and demanding customers are forcing a new perspective in retail. AI and machine learning can help you step up to the challenges; and some ‘small and beautiful’ solutions can increase your conversion rates within just a few weeks.
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
5 February 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy