In our brand new features section, we aim to analyse issues which have an impact on the UK retail industry, and explain what they mean to you, the retail worker.
More retailers are turning to e-commerce to increase profits and capture new customers, creating new retail job opportunities.
The Chancellor has set his sights on jobs creation in his 2011 Budget. So what does that mean for those in retail jobs?
The right training and skills in retail jobs have never been more important says Anne Seaman, Chief Executive of Skillsmart Retail.
Some may think working for an independent retailer means fewer opportunities and a weaker CV, but the reality is completely different.
At the heart of government policy, and increasingly popular with young people and employers, apprenticeships are now accepted as an attractive and practical training programme.
Recent plans from the Government set out a clear commitment to boosting tourism in the UK. So what does it mean for those in retail jobs?
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