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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce could benefit retail executives

Microsoft has recently announced the launch of Dynamics 365 Commerce, which is an update of the already-established Dynamics 365 Retail platform. The software will be available in February this year and aims to streamline the shopping experience for customers, staff and retail executives through a unified platform. The software will unite back office, call centre, [...]

By | January 20th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Retail executives under pressure as the retail industry leads UK profit warnings in 2019

According to Ernst & Young, a London-based accounting firm, UK companies listed 313 profit warnings last year, 32 of which were made by retailers. Profit warnings made by UK businesses increased by £9.1% since 2018 and retail was the hardest-hit industry of all. Political uncertainty to blame According to Ernst & Young’s report, in the [...]

By | January 17th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

2019: A nightmare year for UK retail

As we enter a new year, there is little to celebrate for the UK retail industry. Reports show that the British high street suffered its worst year in 25 years, with sales declining for the first time since 1995. The British Retail Consortium, an organisation that processes half of all UK debit and credit card [...]

By | January 10th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Finding the courage to speak

Leadership is sometimes thought of in quite black and white terms. People often take their ideas of what leadership means from other people, either by what they say or by example. When it comes to the field of business and industry, leadership can mean very different things to what it means in other areas of [...]

By | January 6th, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Best Christmas adverts of 2019

Christmas ads have become a much-anticipated part of the festive period, with retailers putting together entertaining adverts to get customers in the mood to spend their hard-earned cash. Audiences eagerly await their release and there is often much discussion with friends and colleagues as to which is their favourite each year. This year has been [...]

By | January 1st, 2020|All News and Events|0 Comments

Moonpig 2019 Sales Soar to £100m

The online greeting card retailer Moonpig has reported that its sales have earned over £100m in the year 2019 as it responded to growing demand from consumers for personalised greetings cards that could be sent directly to the individual. The company, whose cards cater for a variety of occasions including Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations and more, [...]

By | December 30th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments

Has Black Friday killed the Boxing Day sales?

The British high street was dealt another blow this week as it experienced the biggest drop in Boxing Day footfall in almost 10 years, bringing a sombre end to an already difficult year. Retail data provider Springboard calculated that, as of 4PM on Boxing Day, shopper numbers were down 9.7% overall across the country, and [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|All News and Events|0 Comments