According to the BRC-Bond Dickinson Retail Employment Monitor (REM), on a monthly basis December showed the strongest growth in full-time equivalent (FTE) retail employees since February 2014, up by 0.9% year-on-year.
Jewellery designer of eponymous brand Stephen Webster has created a limited edition ‘Big Hearted’ bracelet in time for Valentine’s Day in order to help raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Trusted Shops was formed 15 years ago with the aim of encouraging sellers and buyers to trust each other on the internet through its review system. Here, Phillip Smith, UK country manager at Trusted Shops looks at the value of social proof and how retailers should respond to negative feedback to boost trust with their customers.
Software provider Informatica offers data integration software to help businesses realise their information potential since 1993. Here, Informatica senior director of product marketing Ben Rund looks at the five trends that he belives will shape personalisation and aid retailers in creating an enhanced customer experience.
Online jewellery retailer Diamond Boutique has been creating diamond and gemstone jewellery since 2009. Here, the company founder Pritesh Vegad discusses how to overcome the challenges facing online jewellers.
Software provider Pursuit believes discreet use of technology can help jewellers unlock the sales boosting power of the ‘personal shopper’ concept. Pursuit managing director Mike Burns explains.