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Amazon #1 Bestseller – The Retail Handbook

A massive THANK YOU to all of you who supported my book over since I published in Feb – as of yesterday I become a #1 Amazon best seller in all three categories the book is listed ….above #Jeffbesos and #Amazon, #SamWalton from #Walmart and of course #MrSelfridge – A fabulous store and our f… More

Amazon – “Home of Black Friday” Store Visit – Nov 22 2017

I have just been to visit the very interesting #Amazon #BlackFriday pop-up store in Soho square, #London, UK and it was a very fun and pleasant experience – with #Mince pies everywhere!!! The outside of the store looks very “christmasy” with plenty of Christmas decorations and lots of gifts and home fu… More

Why Small High Street shops FAIL

There is an excellent article in the Telegraph today discussing the High Streets and why it is important to get the councils involved in making the businesses successful. Whilst I agree the council needs to help, I believe that the issue lies with the Small business owner themselves….I find that the ma… More

2014 – The year Mobile takes the internet to new places?

The CEO of Yahoo has suggested that this year the internet will evolve and take us to new places. For retailers this is such an important factor to take into account – The internet is here to stay and it will only get stronger and more exciting. All retailers MUST embrace the internet and all it has t… More

Making The Most of Christmas: Key Tips for Success

Paypal have kindly added their Top Tips for Christmas selling…I have to say they have captured the key points perfectly…Read on and Here’s to a successful Christmas 2013 🙂 Making The Most of Christmas: Key Tips for Success   Preparing your Product, Content, Sites, and Marketing to M… More

Small Business Confidence is up!

Great news – Global SME confidence is at a 3 year High! Are you feeling good about your business and it’s prospects? I know my businesses are preparing for an amazing 2014 and here’s the top 3 things that we are doing, to prepare for more growth: Preparing for the growth of quality – … More

Setting Up shop

There is a great article from CNBC telling the story of two entrepreneurs opened the UK’s first Frozen Yogurt store.  It talks about there succesful journey and is a stark, and welcome, contrast to the usual doom and gloom High Street reports If you have a good business idea and manage your store well … More

JD reflects on damage caused by last month’s rioters…

Sports Fashion retailer JD Sports announced last month that around £700,000 of stock was looted in last month’s riots, which saw the capital engulfed in disorder. In total, 16 stores in London, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham were hit by the anarchy on the streets, with six London stores suffering … More

Ashley’s at it again…and Tesco does Windows? Really?……

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle Football Club have angered investors again with his latest acquisition. As if he wasn’t already unpopular enough with the Newcastle supporters and shareholders in Sports Direct – Mr Ashley has recently agreed to pay £7m to acquire an 80pc holdi… More

Thorntons to close up to half its stores…

Thorntons, the widely popular chocolate retailer announced earlier this week that there are plans to close up to half of its 364 stores, which will put around 1,100 jobs at risk. In the past 14 months, Thorntons have had four profit warnings and have said that they will close 120 stores, potentially rising t… More