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Latest Independents news


F Hinds conducts bridal survey with customersSubscription

23 April 2018

Multiple independent retailer F Hinds has conducted a bridal survey with the great British public to find out more about key bridal trends.

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StoneHawk partners with Westfield Shopping Centres on training schemeSubscription

20 April 2018

Industry training provider StoneHawk has joined forces with London-based shopping centres, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City to offer independent retailers smash and grab training.

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CMJ welcomes new retailerSubscription

16 April 2018

The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has added Tavistock-based John Baldwin Goldsmiths to its roster of independent retailers.

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Chester’s oldest jewellers set to close Subscription

10 April 2018

Independent jewellery retailer Lowe & Sons, located in Chester and reported to be the oldest jeweller in the City, is set to close its doors after 248 years of trading.

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Wongs Jewellers unveils new websiteSubscription

9 April 2018

Liverpool-based independent jeweller Wongs has gone live with its new, updated, website which boasts a range of new features.

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Sales and profits climb at Fraser HartSubscription

6 April 2018

Multiple jewellery retailer Fraser Hart saw its sales and profits increase in the full year to the end of June 2017.

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Shop price deflation deepens in March Subscription

4 April 2018

Shop price deflation deepened from 0.8% in February to 1% in March 2018, according to the latest figures from the BRC – Nielsen Shop Price Index.


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Astrid & Miyu launches Design Project Subscription

London-based jewellery designer Astrid & Miyu has launched a new initiative, the Design Project.

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Pragnell wins Queen’s Award for enterpriseSubscription

Family-run jewellers Pragnell has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

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Rox supports Buttle UK charity eventSubscription

Luxury independent jeweller Rox has supported Buttle UK’s charity campaign, #ChancesForChildren, alongside singer-songwriter Gary Barlow.


Jacobs’ fundraising efforts get underwaySubscription

Reading-based independent Jacobs has made an impressive start to its year of fundraising as it attempts to raise £70,000 for The Royal Berkshire Hospital to mark its 70th anniversary year.

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