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elXtr Insights
20 Jan 2017


The customer is king. This is at the heart of any retailer’s mantra. But unless a retailer understands why their customers behave the way they do, how can they achieve a truly customer-centric approach?
elXtr Insights
13 Jan 2017


The retail industry is no stranger to transformation. There was a time when a shopping trip took you to your local high street full of independent shops. Then came the arrival of the department stores. And after that, it was the huge out-of-town retail outlets and shopping centers. Then came the internet.
elXtr Insights
02 Dec 2016


Last week, Philip Hammond delivered his first – and last – Autumn Statement. SMEs made an appearance, but some would argue they were lost among the headlines of Brexit and JAMs (the ‘just about managings’).
elXtr Insights
16 Nov 2016


The UK retail sector employs nearly 3 million people and contributes over £300 billion to the UK economy but the last 12 months has brought considerable challenges with major economic and political events knocking consumer and business confidence. Despite this, the UK saw a record 80 new companies being born an hour early this year. Our Founder Stories feature will look deeper at where some of these inspiring entrepreneurs have not just formed their ideas, but taken the brave step to turn them into a reality.