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Download Ascential’s latest independent guide to British retail opportunities free


GAINING an insight into opportunities within British retail market is the offer from Spring Fair organisers Ascential Events with their latest independent guide that can be downloaded free.

The 2017 UK Retail Market Opportunity report sees experts from the British Retail Consortium, GlobalData Retail, British Independent Retailers’ Association and others discuss where they expect the industry is heading and what needs to be considered before making your next move.
Led by Inside Retail and in collaboration with influential retail organisations, the report reveals the latest trends within the UK industry.
From digital savviness to new technologies, to views on independents who are constantly looking for new and interesting products, get an inside look at what it takes to get ahead and be inspired.
The report, which can be downloaded here, expands on eight reasons for focusing in the UK:
● The economy
● Strong growth
● Easy to operate
● The UK consumer
● Open minded
● Booming e-commerce
● World-class retailing
● Innovative independents
Helen Dickinson, BRC chief executive, said: “Retail is an exciting, diverse and dynamic industry undergoing transformational change. Our world-leading industry contributes £96 billion annually to the UK economy and is the largest private sector employer with over three million members of staff.”
And GlobalData Retail group research director Maureen Hinton looks at what makes great UK retailers, arguing that they innovate to survive, while BIRA CEO Alan Hawkins adds: “If I were a major brand coming to the UK it would be foolish not to factor independents into a significant part of my mix.”

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