Improving digital engagement could make high streets billions

A government report has stated that high streets could increase footfall and make billions of pounds by embracing new technology and improving digital engagement with shoppers. The Digital High Street Report 2020, initiated by the government and ... Read more

5 things that make a great high street

High streets in the UK face constant challenges to survive and thrive in the modern era. Competition from online retailers and the changing habits of consumers means that it is the most creative and understanding towns that attract people to their ... Read more

Prime retail locations proving difficult to find

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find prime retail locations in shopping centres and on high streets, according to a recent report from Retail Week. The Shop Report 2014 was released this week and provides an insight into the challenges ... Read more

5 tips for retailers on improving customer engagement

Customer interaction can be the difference between a buzzing shop floor and closing down sale. Retailers are having to work harder than ever to keep afloat, but it is those who are adapting to meet the needs of modern consumers that are thriving on ... Read more

Great British High Street Awards – shortlist announced

The names of the towns, cities and streets that will battle it out to be called the best location for shoppers in the UK have been revealed. The competition is being run by the Future High Streets Forum and highlights innovative methods of boosting ... Read more

Thousands of retailers benefitting from £1,000 business rates discount

Around 300,000 retail premises across the UK have benefitted from more than £272 million of tax relief this year, says the new High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt. Speaking at the annual high street retailers conference, the Minister said: “A ... Read more

Improved disabled access could increase high street business

Retailers could be turning away one in five people by not catering for disabled people and potentially losing out on valuable business. The Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper said: “We want businesses up and down our high streets to realise ... Read more