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A retailers budget compendium

Phil Mullis

22 November 2017

This morning we published a request to the Chancellor in the form of a shopping list from the retail sector – and it looks as though one of the wishes was granted. Business rates The main concern was surrounding business rates … Read More >>

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A rates shopping list for the Chancellor

Phil Mullis

22 November 2017

All eyes will be on the Government today as the first “Autumn Budget” of its kind is delivered. For retailers there will be peaked interest around businesses rates as well as how the Government plans to support the industry going … Read More >>

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What will GDPR mean for retail?

Phil Mullis

20 November 2017

GDPR legislation has been the hot topic of 2017, but why should retailers in particular need to sit up and listen? Because they were the biggest culprit in global data breaches in 2016 – and had the GDPR regulations existed … Read More >>

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Retailers need to shape their strategy

Phil Mullis

01 November 2017

Halloween is over for another year, but the retail industry bite remains – and it is more important than ever that retailers are adapting and improving strategies to keep the wolf from the door. Less in our pockets The recent … Read More >>

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Retailers: Keep heavy discounting at bay

Phil Mullis

24 August 2017

In a previous blog, I discussed ways in which past and future data can be used to predict stock, so that it didn’t lead to over ordering and heavy discounting. As a follow up to that blog, I’d like to … Read More >>

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Retail: The past doesn’t always dictate the future

Phil Mullis

29 June 2017

Lots of retailers invest in data and information relating to patterns and growth trends when deciding what to stock in their stores. For smaller retailers, however, it can be difficult to find the cash. One solution could actually mean looking … Read More >>

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Retailers: only cut your cloth to measure

Phil Mullis

26 May 2017

The latest retail sales statistics revealed yet more uncertainty, despite experiencing a small increase during April. With inflation and increased costs on the way, many retailers could be left wondering how they should make the most of their stretched budgets. … Read More >>

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Budget 2017 first response: “cheers for the rate relief”

Phil Mullis

08 March 2017

The Chancellor has just delivered his Budget speech, where many business owners awaited news relating to business rates – an area which greatly affects retailers with bricks and mortar stores. Phil Mullis, Head of Retail and Wholesale and Partner at … Read More >>

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Will the Budget battle ‘outdated’ business rates?

Phil Mullis

06 March 2017

The topic of business rates appears to stage a constant battle between those who pay them and the Government, which is in receipt of them. As the Spring Budget looms into view, is there likely to be any reprieve for … Read More >>

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Retailers: management information is key

Phil Mullis

01 March 2017

It goes without saying that information is key in business, but for retailers in particular, juggling forecasts and predictions for stock levels is a regular occurrence – especially if you have to take the weather into account as well. Part … Read More >>

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