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UK: Cash still important for High Street

UK: Cash still important for High Street

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that cash is still the king when it comes to UK retail sales. In an analysis of 10 billion retail payments in 2012 (accounting for 60% of total sales), cash was the preferred method of payment for 54%. But worryingly, the amount of transactions and money spent was…

Ecommerce Set for the High Street

It’s good news for the economy, after the first quarter has shown some promising results for the UK economy. Since the economic crash of 2008, it’s been a rough ride for the UK. With the economy growing and falling so much in recent years, according to the Guardian, the rise of 0.6% from the previous…

Why small businesses should embrace online retail

It’s no secret that online trade has become more prominent in recent years. In an effort to provide consumers with more choice and convenience for what they can buy, when they can get it and where they can get it delivered to, many businesses have moved into ecommerce. At a time when high street sales…

Retail Champion shares her Budget verdict

Retail Champion shares her Budget verdict

This morning the Retail Champion Clare Rayner appeared on Bloomberg to discuss the latest Budget with Countdown’s Mark Barton. She spoke about the impact of the changes and what it means for enterprise in the UK. Her verdict? Not great for the retail sector. Find out why by watching the interview in full here.

Celebrate Local, Independent Retail Throughout July

There are over 169,000 independent retail businesses in the UK, equating to 92% of all retail businesses. From fashion boutiques and art galleries to convenience shops and DIY stores, independent retailers form a valuable and treasured part of many communities. They also form an integral part of local economies and contribute greatly to local employment.…

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