Category Archives: Independent Retailer Month – Blog-a-day for #IndieRetail

The Elephant In The Room – Opening Hours by @totallylocally #IndieRetail

Here at Totally Locally we often have to tackle the very thing that no one wants to discuss when it comes to keeping our towns and shops alive… Opening Hours. It’s the elephant in the room for independent retail.  Advertisements

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Independent Retailer Health & Safety Advice from @elliswhittam #IndieRetail

  HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY   A retailer was recently overheard suggesting that: “Surely health and safety in a shop is really a matter of applying some common sense? It’s not as if it is a factory … Continue reading

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BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) – success stories from @ATCMUK #IndieRetail

Taking a trip to the High Street is a key part of our way of life. Assuming high streets will be available to us and they will continue to develop organically without too much help has been taken for granted … Continue reading

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Can ecommerce help to save a struggling high street? by @metakinetic for #IndieRetail

We are all aware of the battle high street retailers are undergoing at the moment. All you have to do is walk down your local high street and see the remains of shops that once were. Sadly, this is often … Continue reading

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Mobile Shopping for Retailers of all sizes by @MobilePowered for #IndieRetail

Mobile is a channel that any retailer of any size can take advantage of. It’s a platform where all retailers can all compete. It’s a way to get bespoke or specialised products easily out to market and it’s an easy … Continue reading

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Customer Service – Your secret weapon on the High Street by @hi_street for #indieretail

It was good to see so many people at the IRM launch event – it shows that the independent sector is alive and kicking, despite what some of the analysts say! At Hi Street, we have a passion for promoting … Continue reading

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Why small towns matter by @TownsAlive for #IndieRetail

One in five people in the UK live in or around small rural towns – roughly 11 million people – and they remain the most rapidly expanding settlements in England, expanding twice as fast as our larger towns and cities. … Continue reading

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John Walker, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses @FSB_HQ view on #IndieRetail

The Federation of Small Businesses is pleased to be partnered with Independent Retailer Month to highlight the vital role independent and local shops play in our communities around the country. It is a fact that the high street as we … Continue reading

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Take the Lead and Celebrate Your Independence by Avery UK for #IndieRetail

With Independent Retailer Month now upon us there has never been a better time for small scale retailers and independents to take the lead and show how they can compete with today’s big brands and high-street names. Despite tough trading conditions, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Costly Mistakes When Leasing Retail Property by @Aspire_PG #IndieRetail

Jonathan Cohen, Director of Aspire Property Group, Explores Some Popular But Costly Mistakes Often Made By Tenants Of Retail Property. In today’s economic climate, businesses have a lot on their minds such as cash flow issues, poor footfall or staffing … Continue reading

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