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High Streets Task Force deploys its experts
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After great government fanfare at its launch last year the High Streets Task Force is spending March meeting retail leaders in 14 locations throughout the country to advise on local plans to revitalise town and city centres across England. Part of the Task Force pilot, the started in Accrington (Lancashire) and Thornton Heath (London) on…

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Brits want to experience retail tech on the High Street
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More than half of Brits (54%) would like to experience new retail technology when shopping on the High Street, though exact preferences appear to be different between men and women. According to research from Outform, the in-store retail tech men most want to use while out shopping are tablets and touchscreens (30%), on account of…

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The impact of ‘recommerce’ on luxury retail
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By Philip Hall, Managing Director of Europe, CommerceHub The rise of clothing recommerce (“resale commerce”— the process of selling previously-owned clothing items) speaks to what today’s consumers want: the ability to break free of fashion’s traditional seasonal cycle and access products from high-quality brands at lower prices. Luxury retailers and marketplaces have been making serious moves…

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Claim your free pass to the Smarter Payments Summit
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There’s a complimentary guest place reserved for you at the Smarter Payments Summit – Can you join 60 of your retail peers? 8 September – Hilton London Canary Wharf This unique event is entirely FREE for you to attend – simply reserve your place here for the opportunity to: Source new innovative and budget-saving suppliers…

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Secure your store at the Total Security Summit
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There’s a complimentary guest pass reserved for you at the Total Security Summit – Can you join us? 28 & 30 June – Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted This unique event is entirely FREE for you to attend – simply reserve your place here for the opportunity to:- • Source new innovative and budget-saving suppliers…

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Achieving an end-to-end Frictionless Retail Experience
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Retailers are pushing hard to achieve a ‘frictionless’ customer experience – but in too many cases, the emphasis is on the initial interaction with the rest of the experience woefully inadequate. What is the point of embracing seamless click-through options on Pinterest or Facebook, when the delivery experience is flawed? Or investing heavily in a…

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Thorlux Lighting
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Founded in 1936, Thorlux Lighting is the largest company within the F W Thorpe Plc group, operating from a modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire. The company designs and manufactures industrial and commercial lighting equipment, with a particular focus on energy saving and through life costs. Thorlux is able to exploit recent…

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Do you specialise in Display Props & Materials for retail? We want to hear from you!
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Each month on Retail Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on different parts of the retail market – in March we’ll be focussing on Display Props & Materials solutions. It’s all part of our new ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help retail buyers find the best products and services available today. So, if you’re a supplier of…

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See what’s in store at the Total Security Summit
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There’s a complimentary guest pass reserved for you at the Total Security Summit – Can you join us? 30 & 31 March – Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted This unique event is entirely FREE for you to attend – simply reserve your place here for the opportunity to:- • Source new innovative and budget-saving suppliers…

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This is what – and who – you’ll see at the Retail Shopfitting & Display Summit
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We have just two complimentary guest passes available for the Retail & Shopfitting Display Summit – This unique event takes place on March 9th & 10th at the Radisson Blu, London Stansted. Register here for the opportunity to: • Meet with innovative suppliers for a series of face-to-face, pre-arranged meetings based on your own requirements. •…

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