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Business rate hikes about to hit retailers

Published on 08 February 2017. By Sarah Blunn, Partner

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Retailers are bracing themselves for increased property costs in the form of newly calculated business rates which take effect in April 2017.

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Post-Christmas blues

Published on 06 January 2017. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Amelia Cave, Associate

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On Wednesday 3 January Next issued a profit warning which triggered a dive in the retailer's share price and revived concerns that 2017 could be a challenging year for some high street retailers.

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No Returns Following Supreme Court Ruling

Published on 04 February 2016. By Sarah Blunn, Partner

The Supreme Court has confirmed that save for exceptional circumstances it is reluctant to step in and imply a rent apportionment clause into a commercial lease.

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Mobile marketing – lessons learnt from Optical Express

15 January 2016

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Mobile marketing is an essential part of the marketing tool kit of most retailers.

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Don't blame it on the sunshine – the impact of weather on the retail industry

Published on 30 October 2015. By David Johnston, Partner

The Met Office has recently published a report that considers the impact of weather on the retail industry (a copy is available here).

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Can omni-channel deliver a retail experience?

Published on 16 October 2015. By David Johnston, Partner

Greater competition for a hassle-free retail experience is on the agenda for both internet only and bricks and mortar retailers.

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'Stand Up and Deliver' - the competition for same day delivery hots up

Published on 12 October 2015. By Andrew Crystal, Senior Associate

Argos has become the first UK bricks and mortar retailer to offer shoppers same day delivery up to 10pm.

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Feast your eyes on this! ASOS and Wall's collaboration a trade mark success?

29 July 2015

Back in December 2014 Retail Therapy featured an article on the surprising collaboration between McDonalds and Moschino.

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Can concessions heal the high street?

Published on 02 June 2015. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate

Typically, concessions are used by retailers to incorporate third party brands into their retail space and broaden the range of products on offer to their target consumers.

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Fashioning a market – the impact of London Fashion Week on high street retailers

05 March 2015

London Fashion Week (LFW) has closed its doors once again for another 6 months before fashion's greatest and most celebrated designers return to showcase their S/S16 collection on 18 September 2015.

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