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Sainsbury’s and Asda merger – the bigger the better?

Phil Mullis

30 April 2018

Plans to merge two of the big four supermarkets were announced this weekend. But, whilst an Asda-Sainsbury’s merger could create a supermarket giant better for business and better for shareholders, will it be better for the customer? Erosion of market … Read More >>

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Company Voluntary Arrangement: remedy or cure for retailers’ ills?

David Tann

23 March 2018

The recent Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) of fashion chain, New Look, Carpetright apparently also looking to follow suit and House of Fraser and Mothercare reporting problems, the retail landscape is heading for further unrest. What is a CVA? How do … Read More >>

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Toys R Us: Is it time retailers learnt a different game?

David Tann

06 March 2018

It has been a gloomy start to 2018 across the UK retail landscape. We recently heard the news that electronics retailer, Maplin, and international toy retailer, Toys R Us, had both fallen into administration following a struggle to keep up … Read More >>

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Retailers: VAT treatment of vouchers to change

Mark Doherty

16 February 2018

Changes to the VAT treatment of vouchers on 1 January 2019 will impact many retailers and re-sellers. Therefore, it is recommended that retailers are aware of ways they may be affected and ensure they are paying the right amount of … Read More >>

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Is it time to change the way we retail?

Phil Mullis

13 February 2018

The latest retail sales statistics have delivered disappointing results for December 2017. Despite a decrease in purchase quantity compared to the previous month, there was a small 0.4% growth overall in the last three months of 2017. Whilst all other … Read More >>

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Predictions for retail in 2018

Phil Mullis

08 January 2018

Happy New Year! What a year we are expecting it to be, with everything from a Royal baby to further Brexit negotiations. Nevertheless, eyes are also on retail as we continue to see how a backdrop of inflation and low … Read More >>

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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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