retail

1102, 2013

Valentines – The Rise of Key Calendar Events

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Professor Chris Edger, Birmingham City Business School

For High Street retailers Valentine’s Day represents the first key calendar trading event after Christmas. Retailers will be seeking to optimise item sales located around the occasion; supermarkets offering ‘linked promotions’ and discounts in food, drink, floral and stationary categories, ‘clustering’ product and merchandising at key impulse purchase sites […]

1701, 2013

Immediacy Threat to High Street Retail

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By Professor Chris Edger, Birmingham City Business School

The troubles of retailers HMV and Blockbuster presage the most serious threat to the High Street over the next few years – that of immediacy.

Both HMV and Blockbuster were hit by smart technology that allowed consumers to download films and records onto on-the-move and static home based devices […]

2911, 2012

The future of retail this Christmas

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By Alison Rapsey – Course Director Fashion Retail Management

I can smell the pine and gluwein from the German market so it must nearly be Christmas… but with the recent flooding and a struggling retail market can the high-street cope?

It will be tough, the traditional bricks and mortar stores are seeing more competition than ever […]