The Retail Factorythe one-stop-shop for all your retail and office supplies
Follow us on:

Questions? Call 0800-022-3237
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

The Retail Factory can supply all your new shop fixtures and fittings in one delivery with a range of 5,000 products at great prices ! Please request our NEW catalogue now !!

  

Retail News

Visual Merchandising Versus The Credit Crunch

As the full doom of the credit crunch is taking hold of the nation we take a view on how retailers are being affected, in particular the limitations it is holding over Visual Merchandisers.  In a role where presentation and appearance is key to enticing customers into stores we look at how VM’s can still maintain exciting and inviting displays while managing costs in today’s difficult retail climate.  Read More

The debate of the 'Skinny' Mannequin

Why is it lately that everyone has an obsession with all things skinny? Can the average size woman get their thighs in a pair of Skinny jeans? Does anyone really believe that a Skinny Latte is the healthiest choice of coffee drink? And of course, with that we now have the rapid rise of the Skinny mannequin, which has caused a tidal wave of negativity from campaigners across the world over the last few months.  Read More

Fashion Recycling

Did you know that it takes 8,500 litres to raise 1kg of cotton lint, enough to make one pair of blue jeans? When you think about it in those terms,it really should make us all deliberate a bit more when it comes to discarding clothes that we no longer want.  Read More

Golden Week

In China, National Golden Week usually begins on or around the 1st October each year and this year the UK is expected to see an even greater influx of wealthy Chinese shoppers, looking to bag themselves the latest in luxury fashion items..  Read More

England Introduce 5p Carrier Bag Charge

Don’t forget your bags! That’s the message being delivered by most retailers since the introduction of the 5p carrier bag charge on the 5th October 2015, across stores in England.  Read More

Security Tags on Shopping Baskets!

Since the introduction of the carrier bag charges in England during the last couple of weeks, there has been an increasing number of thefts of shopping baskets and trolleys.  Read More

VM & Display Awards 2015

The 11th VM & Display Awards will be held on the 19th November 2015 at the prestigious Bloomsbury Big Top in London. Hailed as one of the industry’s leading events, VM & Display Awards showcases the work carried out by those talented and innovative individuals and companies at the forefront of the retail sector.  Read More

The UK’s fascination with Halloween October 2015

It has long been a tradition for the UK to celebrate Bonfire Night in celebration of the foiled Gunpowder Plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up Parliament. But, over the last few years we have seen the 31st October become more and more increasingly popular across generations.  Read More

Bonfire Night November 2015

Bonfire Night commemorates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in November 1605 by a gang of Roman Catholic activists who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Since then, we celebrate by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks.  Read More

Bonfire Night November 2015

Bonfire Night commemorates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in November 1605 by a gang of Roman Catholic activists who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Since then, we celebrate by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks.  Read More

Will the Black Friday flop spark a Christmas sales bonanza?

It seems that retailers have been left with mountains of stock after this year's Black Friday flop and are expected to hold flash sales between now and Christmas.  Read More

Make a Difference to your Visual Merchandising

Whether a potential customer drives past your shop or takes a look through your window whilst walking by, a customer should be intrigued by what you offer and feel compelled to come inside and check things out.  Read More

Text Santa – Christmas Jumper Day

Save the Children has teamed up this year with ITV Text Santa ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ for their annual fundraising campaign. Read More

Mary Portas “Queen of Shops”

With the return to Channel 4 of the successful Secret Shopper series, we thought it fitting to pay a tribute to the acclaimed creative retail consultant that is Mary Portas. Read More

Chinese New Year 2016

This year, Chinese New Year was celebrated between the 8th and 14th February and many Chinese shoppers took advantage of the public holiday to travel abroad in search of tax-free bargains.  Read More

SPORTS MARKETING & SPONSORSHIP

The evolution of sports marketing has been demonstrated recently with Adidas making the decision to terminate the IAAF contract. Of course it comes as no surprise given the revelations surrounding the doping scandal and whilst the decision was influenced by the morals of the situation Read More

International Women's Day 2016

International Women’s Day was held on 8th March 2016 to applaud and celebrate women worldwide who contribute greatly to social, economic, cultural and political  achievement. Read More

Store Loyalty Cards

Loyalty schemes have been around for some time now and were originally created to reward loyal customers and keep them coming back to stores. Read More


© The Retail Factory 2009