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How Brexit and a global pandemic have highlighted the importance of good stocktaking

After many years of negotiations, Brexit quietly happened overnight on New Year’s Eve. As a result, many companies are now facing significant disruption with the movement of their goods in and out of the EU block.  Increased paperwork requirements have added hours-sometimes days-to the transportation process which has been bad news for fresh food produce […]

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Preparing for Christmas

Most consumers say that the run-up to Christmas starts when the John Lewis advert hits our screens, or for those of us who are a little older, when the Coca Cola lorry comes meandering around the corner.  For retailers it comes much earlier, with preparations starting many months before that little red van gets out […]

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Some interesting retail trends in 2020

As much as we’re all sick of hearing about it, the coronavirus pandemic has absolutely turned everything upside down and changed almost every aspect of our lives. Lockdown was the biggest period of upheaval in modern history, with normal day-to-day life being put on hold. Seeing shops close and the retail sector effectively mothballed for […]

Abacus_0000_iStock-1180359459

How Brexit and a global pandemic have highlighted the importance of good stocktaking

After many years of negotiations, Brexit quietly happened overnight on New Year’s Eve. As a result, many companies are now facing significant disruption with the movement of their goods in and out of the EU block.  Increased paperwork requirements have added hours-sometimes days-to the transportation process which has been bad news for fresh food produce […]

abacuschristmas

Preparing for Christmas

Most consumers say that the run-up to Christmas starts when the John Lewis advert hits our screens, or for those of us who are a little older, when the Coca Cola lorry comes meandering around the corner.  For retailers it comes much earlier, with preparations starting many months before that little red van gets out […]

Retail-2020

Some interesting retail trends in 2020

As much as we’re all sick of hearing about it, the coronavirus pandemic has absolutely turned everything upside down and changed almost every aspect of our lives. Lockdown was the biggest period of upheaval in modern history, with normal day-to-day life being put on hold. Seeing shops close and the retail sector effectively mothballed for […]