Monthly Archives: December 2016

Over half of consumers expect price hikes

Verdict Retail’s latest poll of 2,000 UK consumers shows that the future consumer sentiment index has fallen once again, as all three components – views towards the economy, personal finances, and future retail spending – decline. The index plummeted 6.6 points on September, driven by a sharp 10.1 decline on the UK’s economic outlook index. […]

Independent fashion retailers in for a treat as Moda confirms strong line-up

Birmingham-based trade show Moda has confirmed a strong line-up across each of its five product sectors, making it a must attend event for independent fashion retailers. The UK’s most comprehensive fashion event will launch a/w 17 with a bolstered line-up for the new season and the development of each of its specific platforms targeting niche […]

Voicemail is costing independent retailers’ trade

Britain’s independent retailers are missing out on work because they are failing to answer their phone calls, and are instead letting them go through to voicemail. This means they are losing business at an early stage, as the majority of callers refuse to leave voicemail messages, according to new research. 69% of callers don’t leave […]