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Why does the beauty industry boom as the high street suffers? – Retail Sector lead speaks to the BBC

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Bharat Nahar on BBC news

Our Retail sector lead and high street expert Bharat Nahar has been sharing his thoughts on the current boom in the beauty industry with BBC Radio London.

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UK retailers reveal the biggest threats and opportunities for their future

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We have recently conducted the survey of 50 retail business decision-makers where we asked them about the biggest challenges they face, the relationship between online and bricks and mortar retail and the factors that may give brands the edge in the next five years.

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Retail and the environment: is the future unpacked?

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Environmental reputation is perhaps not yet the factor that can make or break your brand, but it’s playing an increasingly important role.

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UK retailers reveal the biggest threats to their future – is it time for an internet tax?

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retailers discuss the future of retail in the UK

Business rates in many high street stores now exceed the rents retail occupiers pay and have become the single biggest challenge facing the high street, according to a survey of some of the UK’s largest and highest profile retail brands including John Lewis, Starbucks, Smyths Toys, Monsoon Accessorize, and Scribbler. 

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The Retail Quiz photo gallery

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This year our annual Retail Quiz made a reappearance in May. A number of different retailers joined us in London, along with our special guest Quiz Master Kate Hardcastle, to battle it out for the trophy. See our gallery of photos from the evening here.

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Your brand and Brexit: what’s going to happen to your EU trade marks?

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With the Brexit date currently set for 22 May at the latest, and following the recent indicative votes in the UK Parliament, the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU remain unclear. While speculation continues about the way ahead, what do EU trade mark holders need to know now?

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Has Debenhams been hit with the ‘Brexit effect’?

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Contributing authors: Bharat Nahar

Amid the news that Debenhams’ shares have taken a major plunge in light of its fresh profit warning, we look at why a lot of the retail industry seems to be drowning at the moment.

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High Court rules that Brexit cannot frustrate commercial leases

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Commercial landlords have received some welcome certainty with regards to Brexit. The High Court has ruled that tenants will not be able to use Brexit as an excuse to break their lease.

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Is Mike Ashley the high street savior we have all been waiting for?

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Mike Ashley

Michael James Wallace Ashley, 54, is one of Britain’s best known business magnates and owner of Sports Direct, the UK’s largest sporting retailer by revenue and an expanding gym chain.

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With the evidence right under their noses – are the auditors actually to blame for Patisserie Valerie collapse?

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Contributing authors: Bharat Nahar

Whether or not Patisserie Valerie is saved from the brink, this will likely be of scant consolation to the current shareholders who have seen millions of pounds wiped off the value of their collective investments. With details of the fraud and its perpetrators still unknown, the spotlight may fall on the company’s auditors, Grant Thornton. With reports of “thousands of false entries” in Patisserie Valerie’s ledgers, could they be liable to the shareholders for failing to spot the fraud apparently passing right under their noses?

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Disaster for the retail industry, or is not all as it seems?

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As 2018 comes to an end, reports suggest that it’s not all doom and gloom in the retail industry.

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