Tag : independents
Judging for the Drapers Independents Awards is always a lively debate, and one that reassures me that it’s not all doom and gloom on the high street – there is so much innovation and success to celebrate.
Drapers is launching its first survey of the independent market to look beyond the shop floor and produce a comprehensive overview of the sector.
Northern Ireland top UK location for indiesSubscription
Northern Ireland has the greatest density of independent stores in the UK. New data shows that more than half of its high street businesses are independently owned.
Edinburgh indies battle cost risesSubscription
Independent retailers in Edinburgh have expressed concerns that an increase in parking costs and “obscene” hikes in business rates have created “an inhospitable environment for local shoppers”.
Independents hit by tough first quarterSubscription
Independent retailers have reported a disappointing financial quarter, as average sales falling by almost 3% compared with last year.
Indies confident but cautious for spring 20Subscription
Womenswear independents are cautiously optimistic about trading ahead of the spring 20 trade shows, despite concerns over Brexit and heavy discounting on the high street.
£17bn 'crime crisis' damaging small businessesSubscription
Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, has called for the next prime minister to increase police numbers to tackle the £17bn “crime crisis” that is causing harm to small businesses.
Shoppers urged to support indiesSubscription
Grass-roots campaign Independents’ Day is calling on shoppers to spend £5 at an independent retailer on 4 July.
Indie trade dampened by flooding delugeSubscription
Independents have been hit by a decline in footfall and loss of sales, as areas of the UK continue to suffer from flooding and severe weather conditions.
Belfast womenswear indie closes after 50 yearsSubscription
The owner of a women’s occasionwear independent in Belfast, Northern Ireland has decided to shut up shop after 50 years in the business.