Tag : independents
Indies confident but cautious for spring 20Subscription
Womenswear independents are cautiously optimistic about trading ahead of the spring 20 trade shows, despite concerns over Brexit and heavy discounting on the high street.
£17bn 'crime crisis' damaging small businessesSubscription
Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, has called for the next prime minister to increase police numbers to tackle the £17bn “crime crisis” that is causing harm to small businesses.
Shoppers urged to support indiesSubscription
Grass-roots campaign Independents’ Day is calling on shoppers to spend £5 at an independent retailer on 4 July.
Indie trade dampened by flooding delugeSubscription
Independents have been hit by a decline in footfall and loss of sales, as areas of the UK continue to suffer from flooding and severe weather conditions.
Belfast womenswear indie closes after 50 yearsSubscription
The owner of a women’s occasionwear independent in Belfast, Northern Ireland has decided to shut up shop after 50 years in the business.
Indies' anxiety over 'dead' bank holidaysSubscription
Independents across the UK are worried that a trio of bank holidays falling within five weeks of one another will hit them hard, as many suffer from reduced footfall and sales over the holiday weekends.
As premium womenswear independent Pamela Shiffer celebrates its 30th anniversary, the owner of the eponymous store based in Primrose Hill, north London, says retailers have to keep changing their approach to satisfy shoppers.
Scottish independents have told Drapers they witnessed a “significant drop” in both sales and footfall in the first four months of 2019, as a result of unseasonably warm weather and low consumer confidence surrounding Brexit.
Indies hope Easter will put a spring into salesSubscription
Independent retailers are hoping the warm Easter bank holiday weekend will provide a welcome boost to sales, following a slow start to the spring season as a result of cold weather and Brexit uncertainty.
Regional Irish indies 'fear for the future'Subscription
Irish independents outside Dublin have told Drapers they fear for the future. Stores are closing “left, right and centre” across cities and towns as retailers struggle with high rents and business rates, and shoppers tighten their purse-strings.