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Insight

Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

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Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

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Etail has made Sunday trading laws obsolete

27 August 2014

Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.

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Business rates, Asian markets and customer service are all taxing issues

23 August 2014

In the notoriously quiet month of August, the battle against business rates does not subside.

Grace Gordon

Kick-start your aspirations with a Start Up Loan

22 August 2014

Grace Gordon is the founder of leather goods brand Grace Gordon.

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Visual merchandising: Making a stand for design

30th August 2014 | By Charlotte Rogers

Colour, strong branding and modular staging are just some elements needed for great show stands and storefits, says brand image specialist Bobblehat.

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Amazon agrees China free trade zone deal

21 August 2014 | By

Amazon has signed a strategic partnership in China with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and Shanghai Information Investment (SII) to boost its presence in the Far East.

Fashion forward thinkers: Drapers brought together retail and ecommerce experts (from left, standing) Ewan Qualters, East; Simon Burstein, Browns; Gabrielle Hase, Soleberry Advisory; Lee Whitehead, Hallett Retail; Scot DeLancey, NCR; Paul Elliott, NCR; Ga

Customer Insight: No secret to good service

23 May 2014 | By Olivia Gagan

With more ways to shop than ever before, our expert panel finds that giving customers what they want is becoming even more challenging.

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Retailers introduce beacon technology to mannequins

12 August 2014 | By

House of Fraser and two other British retailers have introduced beacon technology to their mannequins this week, enabling customers to receive information on their smartphones about the clothes on display.

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Mainstream Indicator, August 30 2014

29 August 2014

What’s selling now in the world of mainstream fashion?

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Mainstream footwear Indicator

23 August 2014

What’s selling now in the world of contemporary fashion?

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Retail Data - August 30 2014

28 August 2014

Read our trade bulletin page to get this week’s figures. Click to view.

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Retail Data - August 9 2014

9 August 2014

Read our fashion index page to get a barometer of trade in the UK.

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