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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…

Small Business Saturday coming to UK

Small Business Saturday coming to UK

A popular US initiative backed by Barack Obama and whole host of celebrities is being launched in Britain by the Shadow Business Secretary Chukka Umunna. Held just after Thanksgiving, “Small Business Saturday” has been one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the US for the past three years. It boosted spending on…

UK: Easter retail suffers cold weather slump

UK: Easter retail suffers cold weather slump

Despite the expected retail boost of an early Easter the dreadful weather over the holiday meant that retail sales slowed in March, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BBC reports that although like-for-like sales are actually up by 1.9% over the same period in 2012, this was down from the 2.7% rise that…

UK online retailers on course for another record-breaking year

UK online retailers on course for another record-breaking year

Some positive news now for anyone who wasn’t happy with the UK Budget. Online retail in the UK is set to grow by a further 12% in 2013, fuelled by the insatiable British desire for online bargains. According to this report on FreshBusinessThinking.com based on research by the IMRG (the UK’s online retail association), the…

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