The pop-up shops of the season

Currently the high-street is facing some well-documented tough challenges. Yet, the continuing reports of “the high-street is dead”, isn’t exactly 100% accurate across the board. In August 2018, internet sales accounted for 18% of all retail sales (The National Office...

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Meet our MD: Dean Williams

What does Simpson Group do?Simpson Group specialises in the design and production of printed Point of Sale (POS) and Point of Purchase (POP) for the retail sector. We were formed in 1972 by Bill Simpson and now employ over 100 staff in Washington, North East, and at a...

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Out with the new – in with the old

Before online shopping took off, I’m sure many of us nostalgically remember flicking through catalogues as children, circling all the things we wanted Santa to deliver. Well, the void has been filled! has mailed out its first printed toy catalogue ahead of...

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Top tips on increasing your Black Friday sales

Traditionally the Black Friday sales usually marks the first day of the year that retailers apparently move from being in the red to being in the black! The madness of a 24-hour flash sale caused footfall on the British high-street to increase by over 10% in 2014 and...

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How to create an effective festive window display

Dare we say it…. The festive season is upon us, well almost! The annual flurry of Christmas TV adverts has begun and a multitude of Christmas window displays have been unveiled! As we’ve said time and time again, it’s more important than ever for retailers to focus on...

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Are Shopping Malls doing enough to increase footfall?

Over the past year there has been an explosion of stores placing entertainment at the centre of their offering, from Selfridges London new workout space in partnership with Yung Club to the upcoming Santa on the Rooftop event at Fenwick Newcastle. Retailers are sharp...

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