Retail Update - December 2018

Retail Update - December 2018

Retail Update - December 2018

Welcome to the first edition of our Retail update.

We are launching this update as part of our commitment to working with businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors and have included links to a few recent articles which we hope will be of interest to you.

If you have any questions relating to the article themes please get in touch with Nicola Broadhurst, Partner & Head of Franchising and Retail (details below). Additionally, we would be pleased to hear your opinions on the articles and if you have any suggestions for future topics or legal issues in the sector that you would like to know more about.

This month we are looking forward to attending two key industry events, REVO’s Annual Dinner and UKHospitality’s Christmas Lunch (see more information below), and would like to catch up with any readers who will also be attending – so do get in touch if you would like to meet.

To find out more about how we work with retail and hospitality businesses to help them survive the current market challenges, please see the retail section of our website.

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Contact our experts for further advice

  1. Inhospitable times for hospitality - manage your property portfolio to weather the storm

    Helen Wheddon provides her expertise to hospitality businesses looking to reduce property overheads to survive the current industry challenges in a recent guest blog published on the UKHospitality website. Read more

  2. ASA Ruling - Influencer Tweet An Ad

    The recent ASA ruling upheld against Unibet serves as a reminder to businesses that social media posts by their brand ambassadors may be considered by the Advertising Standards Agency (“ASA”) to be adverts. Where this is the case the social... Read more
  3. High Street Retailers - complacent or competing with e-commerce giants?

    A recent report by RELEX Solutions suggests that the majority of retailers feel that the UK retail market is more competitive than ever. E-commerce giants such as Amazon are posing a further threat to high street retailers who are already under pressure... Read more
  4. Bakery's cake order refusal not direct discrimination

    The Supreme Court has held in Lee v Ashers Baking Company that the Christian-owned bakery did not directly discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to fulfil his request to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.  Background ... Read more
  5. Industry events

    Wednesday 5 December 2018

    Ben Willis and Kayleigh Stevenson are looking forward to attending the Revo Annual Dinner this Wednesday and seeing some familiar property faces. The dinner brings together 1000 key players from across the sector, and the awards celebrate excellence in development, investment and asset management; rewarding leading retail formats and placemaking initiatives. Please get in contact if you would like to catch up with us there. Find out more

    Thursday 20 December 2018

    Nicola Broadhurst and Helen Wheddon are excited to be joining the inaugural Christmas Lunch event and to meet with members from across the hospitality sector. This year celebrates the creation of UKHospitality, of which we are members, from the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the British Hospitality Association. If you would like to meet up over a drink do let us know. Find out more

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