By Chris Dawson September 11, 2020 - 11:00 am

Revitalising Retail in a post-COVID world

Sean Taylor, Head of Retail Solutions UK at Panasonic Business takes a look at revitalising retail in a post-COVID world. Of course we're not really through the pandemic yet which means reassuring customers and providing an engaging but COVID-19 Secure shopping experience is more vital

Will shoppers be keen for retail therapy in June and what about next winter?

It's pretty obvious that many shoppers are frustrated with being locked up for two months and can't wait to get out and about and indulge in a bit of retail therapy, so shops are likely to see an influx of customers as soon as they

Non-essential retail to reopen in June with COVID-19 Secure guidelines

Perhaps in an attempt to divert attention from Dominic Cummings and goings, at Sunday's Coronavirus Press Briefing, Boris Johnson announced the next steps to reopen non-essential retail in June. The reason given for the advance notice of non-essential retail reopening is to give retailers time to

Reputation in an ever-growing online marketplace

As digital commerce continues to grow, with customers opting to shop online or via mobile over a physical shopping experience, retailers are having to quickly adapt to changing consumer behaviours. Some 82% of Britons are now shopping online, according to ONS data, so no matter what

How to tap into the 1bn Chinese spending opportunity

More than 1.5 million Chinese nationals were granted visas to enter the UK in 2018, and student applications have climbed by 30,000 in the first quarter of 2019. According to VisitBritain, tourist spending will grow 40% to exceed £1 billion this year. To enable retailers to

July online retail sales disappoint after June spike anomaly

Following a month of improved online retail sales in June, retailers failed to maintain the positive momentum in July, with online sales growth slowing to just +4.4% Year-on-Year (YoY) and falling by -5.7% Month-on-Month (MoM), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, which

Changes in consumer demand are driving innovation in retail

Despite well-publicised struggles for high street stores, the UK retail industry registered over £380 billion in sales in 2018, which represented a third of all consumer spending and 5% of the country’s total GDP. Regardless of the negative headlines, it’s still a hugely significant sector

What do SMBs need from the new Prime Minister?

A month into his new job, it’s more important than ever that the new Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson knows what SMBs need from him and acts accordingly. With our newest prime minister only announced at the end of July, and two months to

Fall in retail employment ‘likely to endure’

The second trading quarter of 2019 represents the fourteenth consecutive quarter of year-on-year (YoY) decline in the retail employment, evidence that the transformation of the industry continues to play out in earnest, says the latest figures from BRC. According to the analysis from British Retail

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