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| December 22, 2014

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The Industry’s Biggest Member Moments of 2014

December 20, 2014 |

What a bumper year it has been at The Industry – we’ve welcomed a wealth of speakers, old and new to the world-class Condé Nast College exclusively for the learnings of our members. First up was the king of online shopping, … Read More

Holiday Pay, Pensions & Zero Hour Contracts Change in 2015

December 19, 2014 |

With the New Year in sight, The Industry looks at the upcoming changes in employment law to look out for. With the sector contributing a grand total of 797,000 jobs to the national economy, employment law is as important to fashion … Read More

Despite Sales Growth, Online Baskets Are Getting Smaller

December 18, 2014 |

Sales of online clothing rose by 32% month-on-month in November, despite the fact that the average basket size has fallen. A typical online shop now consists of £61 worth of clothing – this amount has dropped 7% year-on-year.

Clothing sales … Read More

New Apprenticeship Standards Key to Future Retail Growth

December 17, 2014 |

In recent years the government has been heavily ramping up their apprenticeship strategy, and in 2014 they hit their two million target. Skills minister, Nick Boles has said he wants apprenticeship schemes to become a key part of the growth plan for retailers and … Read More

Small Business Saturday Makes £504 Million in Sales

December 16, 2014 |

This year, thousands of shoppers flocked to their local to support Small Business Saturday – and the campaign has proved highly lucrative for those taking part. Retailers signed up to the initiative made £504 million in sales, that’s an advancement of … Read More

The Rise of Instagram: Not on Instagram Yet? You Should Be

December 15, 2014 |

What is arguably the fashion industry’s favourite social media platform, Instagram has left its competition in the shadows, surpassing Twitter and Facebook in terms of monthly users. There are now more than 300 million Instagrammers in the world, uploading a … Read More