Retail Dilemma: Accessibility of The UK’s Shopping Centre

The UK population had peaked to 65.6 million in 2016. And, it was reported that 18% of the population were aged 65 and over. With an ageing population that’s constantly on the rise, are the public shopping centres accommodating for the elderly and their needs, and are they making themselves accessible for those with disabilities? Surprisingly, many retail stores are inaccessible to many despite Britain’s disabled population having a spending power of £80bn. Some companies are potentially losing out on their share of the weekly £420m in sales by not having wheelchair ramps and access to all floors.…

How Businesses and People Stepped Up During California’s Wildfires

Residents across California have suffered as a result of a huge number of wildfires over the past couple of years. In 2017, close to 9,000 wildfires were reported throughout the state — burning 1.2 million acres of land, which is an area the same size as the state of Delaware, and causing the deaths of at least 46 individuals as well as destroying over 10,800 properties. This year, there have already been over 6,000 more wildfires reported in California. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, these wildfires have burned more than 1.4 million acres of land and resulted in damages worth in excess of $2.56 billion.…

The UK’s Population will Reach 70 Million by 2026: How will The Economy be Affected? (Infographic)

Its anticipated that the UK’s population will reach over 70 million people by the time we reach 2026. Will the UK’s growing population result in the government having to make revisions when it comes to the amount that they need to invest into the nation’s economy? UK online investment company and personal pension account specialist, True Potential Investor, investigates in the infographic below. Check out the graphic and you’ll discover the UK’s GDP, Great Britain’s Historic CPI inflation rate, the UK real households’ disposable income per head and much more when various generations were turning 16 years old and adjusting from education to work life.…

Whats in Store for Franchises?

It’s easy to see that franchises are popping up everywhere – that’s the whole point of them. Whether it’s an automotive company, a fast-food establishment, or a chain of pubs, many business hopefuls use franchising as their route to market. In fact, there are currently over 120 industries that have franchised companies, with the franchisee normally receiving help with their site selection and development support, operating manuals, brand standards, quality control, training and business advisory support from the franchisor. Below, we look at some of the UK’s top franchises, how they got there and what we can learn from them: Wetherspoon’s Key business features Key travel locations: The chain makes sure it positions its pubs in key travel locations, including train stations and airports.…

How Has The Retail Industry Become More Inclusive?

Over time, it’s clear to see that fashion retailers have become more diverse and inclusive. From adding a maternity section to their collections, to tall and petite clothing ranges becoming more common, brands appear to be accommodating for all sizes and shapes. Together with QUIZ, a clothing retailer featuring everything from plus size clothing to Sequin Dresses, we explore the topic further: Meeting the demand Retailers have had to step up in becoming more inclusive as there’s a growing demand to meet.…

The Development of The Pop-up Food Industry

In 2018, we can experience a huge range of exciting food and drink events and exhibitions. Eventbrite discovered that the number of food and drink events hosted on its platform is increasing each year, moving away from traditional, formal dining towards a more casual, unique dining experience. After examining 40,000 food and drink events, the pop-up dining experience was the trend that appeared to be developing the quickest — recording 82% growth. Search volumes for street food also grew by 80% between 2014 and 2016.…

An Insight to Electric Vehicles

Believe it or not, electric vehicles are becoming a more common option for drivers with reports suggesting over 4,000 new registrations each month. Reports Considering only 3,500 electric vehicles were registered in the entire year of 2013, the industry has witnessed significant growth over the past few years – with the popularity growth attributed to the developments in the industry that are slowly but surely overcoming the initial setbacks of electric vehicles. Volkswagen servicing providers Vindis take a further look. However, with the unexpected shift to electric vehicles — the government are working around the clock to create more charging points and manufacturers are looking at ways to improve mileage capabilities.…

5 Industries that may Become Extinct due to Technological Advancement

The internet is doing a number in existing industries. For the longest time, people have been doing things the same way – banking, shopping, and even eating the same, but the latest technological advances may mean an end to business as usual. Over the last ten or so years, these industries have been going through revolution and they could even be in their deathbeds unless they conform. 1. The Hotel Industry The advent of AirBnB could well mark the end of vacations as we knew them.…

Is Artificial Intelligence Impacting Construction?

How we plan, build and maintain structures within the construction industry is transforming — thanks much to artificial intelligence (AI). AI is where machines exhibit their own intelligence through using algorithms to solve problems using inputted data. By harnessing robotics, construction managers can utilise intelligent machines that can perform routine tasks that were once completed by humans, such as bricklaying. Alternatively, AI systems can collate and organise information for engineers to use within project planning and design implementation. So, how is the construction industry starting to use AI to complete projects that contain fewer errors, less omissions, safer working practices, improved workflows and more on-time worksite completions?…

12 TV Shows Young Entrepreneurs Should Watch

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