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Flower power

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    The UK retail flower market is now worth a blooming £2.2 billion. This represents an average spend of £36 per person, a figure which has quadrupled in the last thirty years.
    However, the traditional supply chain and business model does not always work in the favour of florists or the end consumer, and the industry

    Flying carpets

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    In the midst of cooling property growth in the UK, the carpet market is one to watch.
    The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors recently reported that since Brexit homeowners are currently looking to carry out work on their properties rather than sell up and buy a new home.
    This will lead to growth in medium-value

    Sprung to Life

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    The mattress industry has sprung to life.
    The global industry is forecast to grow at 6.5% CAGR from 2016 to 2024 to reach a value of US$43 billion. It is no wonder savvy retailers are tossing and turning on how to thrive in this sector.
    Longstanding UK market leader, Dreams, launched its “Replace Every 8”

    Accessories after the facts

    Strong margins and high trading densities make the accessories category a priority for leading fashion brands and retailers.
    For the shopper, products are exciting to browse – an easy, feel-good purchase, with ‘one size fits all’ options, the promise of instantly pepping up an outfit and completing a look. Accessory shopping is ideal for impulsive

    Millennials: In Fashion?

    When it comes to fashion, there isn’t a more important demographic for retailers to reach than millennials. They not only spend 80% more each year on fashion than other generations, but they are challenging how brands communicate with them, looking for more direct and purposeful approaches. In doing so, millennials are changing the face of

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