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Bradbeers fashions a lift in sales
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Bradbeers fashions a lift in sales

Sales increases of up to 25% on own-bought fashion have been recorded at Bradbeers in Romsey, Hampshire since it remodelled its 9,700sq ft fashion floor in August.

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PayPal merchant fees 'misleading'
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PayPal merchant fees 'misleading'

PAYPAL IS MISLEADING retailers by listing low transaction rates on its Merchant Rate fee chart, but failing to tell them they must fill in a form to qualify for the lower tariffs, according to BHF chairman Guy Lachlan.

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Surviving the modern high street in the digital age
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Surviving the modern high street in the digital age

THE IMPORTANCE OF an online presence should not be overlooked by even the smallest business. An attractive and functional website can be a business’s best employee, rolling mar-keting, customer services and sales into one. But that’s just a stepping stone towards a full digital strategy that not only drives online sales but boosts footfall.

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Prepare for GDPR
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Prepare for GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

The regulation takes the existing laws around personal data and adds extra layers of accountability and compliance, while also providing data subjects with additional rights. Retailers using e-marketing need to be aware of the new law, which imposes some significant changes around consent.

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How Dale and Lauren Siddle keep innovating at Sands of Penrith
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How Dale and Lauren Siddle keep innovating at Sands of Penrith

As it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the family business this year, the second-generation team at Sands of Penrith is always ready to try something new.

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Shop theft costs £800m a year
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Shop theft costs £800m a year

Although police forces are increasingly downgrading shop theft as a crime, new research shows more than 360,000 offences were reported in 2016-17. Britain’s shops collectively lose £800m each year, according to retail security firm Checkpoint Systems.

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