Becoming a Sustainable Retailer Through Employee Engagement

When it comes to sustainability, there are some brands who are ahead of the game and others who are not so. Bringing a more sustainable outlook to your brand can bring so much potential to appeal both to a wider audience and save money in the long run. However, to be able to achieve this successfully, brands must first come away from the traditional operation practices and adopt new methods. Becoming Sustainable: How? Let’s look at the common approach to sustainability within a business.…

High-street Considerations for Elderly Shoppers

The high-street is advancing quicker than ever before, with the likes of self-service checkouts and scan-on-the-go being introduced. As a result of this, older shoppers are finding it difficult to keep up with these technical trends that are forever changing the shopping experience. A report released by Anchor has found that older people aren’t getting catered for in high street shops. With this comes a warning that if things aren’t improved, high street shops are at risk of losing up to £4.5 billion in lost trade each year by 2030.…

How The Retail Industry can Tackle Unemployment

Unemployment is a problem for both the government and the public. For the public, the issue of relying on benefits to cover day-to-day costs can be stressful. Meanwhile, the government has the issue of the public having less expendable income as a result, which then weakens the economy. But for many, trying to get out of unemployment can be difficult for a variety of reasons, from disabilities to high street stores closing in waves. In particular, the threat of unemployment is weighing heavily on retail staff.…

Review Your Visual Merchandising Strategy To Help Increase Your Company’s Offline Sales For 2019

Its common knowledge that the high street has struggled over the last year. Experts have confirmed this with a survey showing that more than 1,000 Australian are moving to digital shopping. But what can physical shops do in order to survive? Visual merchandising is most prominent in the retail sector and can really have an effect on the way a customer purchases within the high street industry. However, there’s a skill to doing this effectively. To help, take a read through this handy guide for advice on executing a strong and competitive visual merchandising strategy.…

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.…

The Internet Revolutionized Offline Retail: How? (Infographic)

The internet’s influence in retail extends far beyond people shopping online. The original threat seemed to focus on online shopping and many hypothesised how bricks & mortar stores will lose a large portion of their market share to the convenience of online shopping. This is part of it of course, but in truth, it is a small part of a much bigger picture. The internet is now playing an important role in everything we do and shopping online is only one side of the coin.…