The Retail small business archive.


Brits queue up to complain about shopping

New research reveals a stark disconnect between what customers actually want and what retailers think they want when shopping.

Export & Import

Can you afford to leave your business unprotected from shrinkage?

Small businesses are at serious risk of stock shrinkage and are leaving themselves open and unprotected to massive losses.


UK consumers unsubscribe from retailer communications

New Engage Hub research reveals ‘spray and pray’ communications strategy is driving consumers into hands of competitors.


Construction, retail and food and drink hit hardest as insolvencies rise

3,967 businesses ceased trading in the first quarter of 2017 due to an increase in insolvencies in UK small businesses.

Finding and selling to customers

What are the market conditions for small brick and mortar retailers in 2017?

In this piece, in association with Close Brothers Retail Finance, we look at the current state of the retail landscape in context with prospects for brick and mortar operators.


UK retail sales post biggest quarterly fall since 2010

Retail sales in the UK hit its lowest quarterly fall since 2010, according to the office of national statistics.


Should we be scared of robots running our shops?

Mindtree recommends balancing of technology and human assistance to address widely diverse shopper comfort levels with automation.

Buying and selling a company

Cheltenham’s best known coffee shop for sale

This is your chance to purchase Cheltenham's best known Coffee Shop, recently voted "Best Independent Coffee Shop" in Gloucestershire.

Business Technology

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of retail

Ali Newton takes a look at IoT integration in retail stores such as in-store beacons, smart shopping carts, and shelves and mirrors, to understand customer behaviour.

Business Technology

Lower growth ambitions for retail SMEs who fail to adapt to tech

Just four in ten retail SMEs who do not trade online expect growth in the next year, a new study reveals.


High street struggles to meet demand of tech-savvy shoppers

Retailers face growing pressure to cater for tech-savvy shoppers, or risk losing out on sales, a new study reveals.

Finding and selling to customers

Five ways retailers can beat the Black Friday price war 

Severe discounting can crush profit margins, so here's how to approach the upcoming price war at Black Friday and Christmas.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime