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Retailers' top predictions for 2017

6th January 2017

See Ben Stevens' retrospective (2016) and forward looking (2017) article in the Retail Gazette. He points out that the unpredictability of 2016 was not good for business and emphasises the importance of being able to plan, predict and anticipate coming trends and pressures so retailers can adapt and avoid disaster. To this end, the Retail Gazette sought to find out what 2017 could have in store and so spoke to some of the most knowledgeable retail experts to find out their predictions for the coming year.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2017/01/looking-ahead-retailers-top-predictions-for-2017

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Big Interview: Ken Daly, CEO of JML

9th November 2016

Ben Stevens of the Retail Gazette has conducted an insightful interview with Ken Daly, CEO JML. The interview goes into detail about JML's business model and development as a company, the importance of investing in product development and JML's international strategy. Well worth a read.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2016/11/big-interview-ken

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High Street TV invests in international expansion with new Asia base

24th October 2016

According to the article, Multi-channel retailer, High Street TV (Group) Limited, has announced a major investment into its international division, opening its first base in Asia.

The article says: "The brand’s Asia HQ will be in Guangzhou, China, enhancing the company’s existing Far East product sourcing and manufacturing capacity, as well as enabling High Street TV to accelerate the production of its own product portfolio."

Jim Coleman, co-founder & chief executive, is reported to have said that it was a natural next step given the requirement to scale up the company's manufacturing capabilities.

http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2016/10/24/high-street-tv-invests-international-expansion-new-asia-base/