Category Archives: Independent Christmas

Holidays are coming! Get involved and Celebrate an Independent Christmas #indieretail #indiexmas

It’s three months until Christmas and here at the Support for Independent Retail campaign, we’re getting excited! It’s time to start thinking about how to get those Christmas shoppers into your store, so join our Celebrate an Independent Christmas campaign … Continue reading

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Celebrating an #IndieXmas @bodandted

This guest blog was written by the team from bod & ted. bod & ted is a family owned and run business with boutiques in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. They specialise in providing a personal shopping experience and mixing well-established … Continue reading

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Reflecting seasonal events in your store by @Shoppercentric for #IndieRetail

Just in case you hadn’t noticed yet, Christmas is rapidly approaching – as we can tell with the return of Strictly, X-Factor and Downton Abbey to our screens. Oh, and the stack of tins of Christmas confectionery in the supermarkets! … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: INDEPENDENT RETAILERS, TOWN TEAMS, COUNCILS AND BIDS URGED TO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A “CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CHALLENGE”

Retail Champion Clare Rayner is urging independent retailers, town teams, local councils and business improvement districts (BIDs) to work together to create a local “Christmas Shopping Challenge” to help boost footfall and sales for independent traders during the peak festive … Continue reading

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Top tips for preparing for Christmas by @UKPOSGroup for #IndieXmas

With British shoppers spending £7.9bn online at Christmas last year, and online spending likely to increase even further during the festive period this year, retailers are facing a big challenge to increase consumer spending in-store. It’s therefore crucial that high … Continue reading

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Celebrate an Independent Christmas 2013: Christmas Shopping Challenge!

The “Celebrate an Independent Christmas” campaign is in its 2nd year in 2013, and, leveraging learnings from 2012, as well as the “Enjoy an Independent Easter” campaign events in 2013, it has evolved!

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#IndieMonth 2013 – A resounding success – but we must build on the momentum #IndieRetail

PRESS RELEASE: INDEPENDENT RETAILER MONTH 2013 – A RESOUNDING SUCCESS – BUT TO CREATE LONG-TERM CHANGE IN CONSUMER HABITS INDEPENDENT RETAILERS NEED TO BUILD ON THE MOMENTUM As Independent Retailer Month came to an end on 31st July, Clare Rayner, the … Continue reading

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Planning ahead – Celebrating an Independent Christmas 2013 #IndieXmas

We have learned a great deal from both Indie Christmas 2012 and the Enjoy an Independent Easter campaign. We’re wrapping all these learnings into an evolved approach for the Indie Christmas 2013 activities and I’d like to share those with … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping in Barking! Join the #IndieXmas #ShoppingCrawl by @lbbdcouncil

Guest blog by Alex Jeremy, the “Celebrate an Independent Christmas” local activation partner for Barking on behalf of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council. Independent retailers in Barking, East London are delighted to be taking part in the ‘Celebrate … Continue reading

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5 top tips for taking on chain stores from @Makeitcheaper for #IndieXmas

This guest blog was supplied by Jonathan Elliott, managing director of Make It Cheaper, a company that helps small and medium-sized businesses reduce their overheads and increase their profits. Make It Cheaper is a Gold Sponsor of the ‘Celebrate an … Continue reading

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