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How to get involved with Local Bike Shop Day 2020

12 Aug 2020

Use these tips to promote your involvement with Local Bike Shop Day to increase the cumulative impact!
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Best Small Shops partner Maybe* urges retailers to get back onto social media

12 Aug 2020

With a month to go until entries close in the search to find Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020 Maybe*, which has been named as partner of this year's competition, has found that independent... Read more…

Enjoy Summer Safely and #ShopLocal this week

11 Aug 2020

The Government has begun Shop Local Week, seven days of concentrated activity encouraging shoppers to return to their local high street and shop safely.
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Buy Now Pay Later providers cause concern across UK as debt rises

6 Aug 2020

Increased scrutiny is being placed upon the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later services
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ActSmart raises hundreds of pounds for the National Emergencies Trust

5 Aug 2020

The free ActSmart subscription offer was taken up by a large number of businesses across the UK, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for a great cause
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Customer experience placed at the height of importance by brands post-lockdown

5 Aug 2020

The brands currently bossing customer experience and the six key pillars to drive your business in the right direction

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Local Bike Shop Day the perfect time to target Back To Work & Back To School cyclists

5 Aug 2020

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if... Read more…

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme now available to customers

28 Jul 2020

The first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 have been released to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling
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Indie Retail and partners offer free job advertisement to retail sector

28 Jul 2020

To help with recruitment in the retail sector during these extremely challenging times, Indie Retail are offering free job listings across anarray of platforms in a bid to unite employers... Read more…

Last chance to sign up for the ACT free bronze subscription

27 Jul 2020

This is the last week to sign up for the ACT's charity appeal bronze subscription raising money for the National Emergencies Trust (NET)!
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The continued effects of lockdown on UK shoppers

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

Recent research has investigated how consumer behaviour has developed over the past few months as people have adapted their shopping styles to the lockdown.

According to YouGov one in three (30%) say they have used local retailers more since the pandemic struck with 80% of them aiming to carry on shopping this way in the future. YouGov also showed that furloughed workers are more anxious about their finances than other Brits, with two in five (39%) worrying about affording food and other essentials.

While the future for physical shops remains uncertain, research undertaken by Intu has shown that despite the rise in online shopping, £8 out of every £10 spent in the UK in 2025 will still be influenced by a physical store in some way. Furthermore, 81% of people said they would visit shopping centres the same or more often than before COVID-19.

These figures give retailers a rough outline of the shopping behaviour that they can expect to see among consumers as the lockdown begins to ease, and how they can begin to prepare.

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