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Laura Ashley warns on profit as like-for-like sales fall

By The Retail Bulletin
Fashion and home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley has said its full year profit will fall below market expectations after reporting a 3.5% drop in first half like-for-like retail sales.
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Finding a platform for growth – how to choose your next website provider

Finding a platform for growth – how to choose your next website provider

16 February 2017 by Jens Bader, Secure Trading & James Candy, Red Technology

One of the brilliant effects of the internet is that you don’t need a premises to kick off a business, or a till, or even a market stool. All you need is your product, some determination, and a website – and many of the most successful e-commerce brands started off with just that.

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Amazon dominated UK paid search in 2016

Amazon dominated UK paid search in 2016

16 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have revealed that Amazon.co.uk was the leading UK retailer in paid search advertising during the last year.

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Insight: consumers want more retail apps to incorporate AI and AR

Insight: consumers want more retail apps to incorporate AI and AR

15 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

A new study has found that nearly 30% of consumers would like to see more innovation in mobile apps to enable the technology to provide a more personalised shopping experience.

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Mobile continues to revolutionise retail

Mobile continues to revolutionise retail

14 February 2017 by Glynn Davis

Mobile devices are increasingly impacting people’s lives and this is continuing to affect the way they engage with retailers. Merchants are recognising this as a driver to transforming their business models in order to satisfy the more complex demands of customers.

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The White Company to create statement store at Bluewater

The White Company to create statement store at Bluewater

14 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Luxury lifestyle brand The White Company is upsizing at the Bluewater retail and leisure destination to create a 5,881 square foot statement store on Bluewater’s lower Guildhall.

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The Works appoints non-exec director

The Works appoints non-exec director

14 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

The Works has appointed Stuart Warriner to its board as a non-executive director.

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Insight: how five leading EU economies are navigating Brexit

Insight: how five leading EU economies are navigating Brexit

13 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

When the UK voted for Brexit last June, not only did it break the heart of nearly half of its voting population but it also threatened to fracture the whole of the EU project right down the middle.

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Consumer spending growth slowed in January

Consumer spending growth slowed in January

13 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Consumer spending growth slowed to a five-month low in January according to new figures from Visa.

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Should we be planning to restructure our businesses to accommodate Generation Z?

Should we be planning to restructure our businesses to accommodate Generation Z?

13 February 2017 by Andrew Kelsey, online development manager, Voisins Department Store

When we discuss Millennials and Generation Z, it's not just about selling to these generations now. These are our future chief executives and managing directors. Should we be planning now to restructure our businesses to accommodate what they will expect?

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