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Looking forward to 12th April

The delightful news came on Monday from Boris Johnson that England will allow non-essential retail to open from 12th April. Scotland is expected to be late April and Wales is expected to be 12th April the same date as England.

We could almost hear the sound of relief from retailers who were forced to close their doors in 2020, these businesses desperate to start allowing consumers back through their doors and for the tills to be ringing.

January 13, 2021

The value of 530,000 homemovers in Q1 2021

With Retail sales in 2020 at their worst level in 25 years there is a silver lining for those retailers who attract sales from homemovers. Data from November shows that mortgage approvals were at...

January 06, 2021

Getting your business through a third lockdown

We kick start 2021 with a fresh national lockdown, which isn’t as much of a shock to us as the first was. We are relieved to see that this third lockdown is quite different to the first in that...

December 16, 2020

The 12 days of Homemoving: Where will consumers be spending next?

As we’re now into the start of advent and Christmas is fast approaching, TwentyCi have put together our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas: The 12 Days of Homemoving  

December 16, 2020

The return of the catalogue?

We have seen non-essential retail stores closed for a significant proportion of 2020, and this has left retailers with a challenge on how they can promote their often-vast product ranges to their...

December 16, 2020

Planning for Q1 and the rush to complete

With less than five weeks until Christmas, marketing plans for this time of year have undoubtedly gone through several iterations as the impact of lockdown #2 & any possible extension are...

December 16, 2020

Staying close to your customers

It is more important than ever to stay close to your customers given the global pandemic and the challenge this is presenting brands in lost opportunities and lost sales. We all know that it is...

December 16, 2020

Can homemovers save Christmas for retailers?

As we absorb the details and plan for the new lockdown in England, we are naturally pleased to see that the property market remains open, unlike during our first lockdown. In other regions of the...

December 16, 2020

Top tips for success on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Black Friday & Cyber Monday have now become significant trading days for retailers with a startling disparity between the winners and losers. In 2019 UK retailers saw a 0.9% decline in sales vs...

December 16, 2020

Three reasons to be cheerful

Having been robbed of the April and May Bank Holidays due to lockdown we can be forgiven for a sense of heady excitement at the prospect of a 3-day weekend and respite from a work from home next...