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Save The High Street launches business accelerator programmeSubscription

17 January 2020

Retail initiative has opened for registrations for its first-ever business accelerator programme.

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Laings launches new advertising campaign for 2020Subscription

14 January 2020

Multiple luxury independent jeweller Laings has unveiled its latest advertising campaign for 2020, designed to celebrate adventures taking place over the coming year.

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Worst Christmas on record for retail salesSubscription

9 January 2020

Retail sales during the five-week period covering November 24 – December 28, 2019 decreased by 0.1% compared with 1.2% growth in the same period in 2018, representing the worst year on record for retail sales over the festive period.

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W&W Jewellery partners with Trevor PickettSubscription

9 January 2020

Bespoke London jewellers W&W Jewellery has, once again, joined forces with luxury accessories brand Pickett, inviting retailer Trevor Pickett to guest curate an exclusive virtual piece of men’s jewellery.

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Britain’s high streets saw over 16,000 store closures in 2019Subscription

2 January 2020

The number of high street shops in Britain closed during 2019 totalled 16,073 according to figures from the Centre for Retail Research’s “Retail in Crisis” end of year report.

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Last day to fill in Retail Jeweller’s first independents’ survey

2 January 2020

Retail Jeweller is calling on independent jewellery and watch retailers to complete a short onlinr survery about their businesses and their views on current trading conditions.

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CMJ creates virtual community with launch of WhatsApp group Subscription

19 December 2019

The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has set up a WhatsApp group for its retailer members, which aims to increase collaboration and communication between independent retail jewellers.


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London retailers support homelessness charitySubscription

Seven Dials retailers including jewellery brand Tatty Devine have unveiled creative retail storefront displays for Christmas, tying in with the destination’s wider 2019 ‘Starry Night’ theme, which incorporates a light installation in aid of homelessness charity Shelter.

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MD Jewellers relocates to bigger premises after just 18 monthsSubscription

Grantham-based independent, MD Jewellers, is set to relocate to a bigger premises in the town after just 18 months of trading under new ownership.

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Ethical jewellery designer to open first store in DevonSubscription

Ethical jewellery designer Shakti Ellenwood is opening her first creative atelier in Asburton, Devon.

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Wongs design exclusive collection to support Alder Hey Children’s Charity Subscription

Liverpool-based independent Wongs Jewellers has created an exclusive jewellery collection in support of children’s charity, Alder Hey.

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