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The past year has seen many of our beloved Independent retailers having to close their doors and find new ways to attract buyers to their wares. The City's retail credentials are enhanced by the rich and varied products created and promoted by our 'Indies', and for many, April 12th can't come soon enough.
To remind you of the fantastically bespoke items that will be waiting for you on your return, we've asked some of our local retailers to pick a couple of items to tempt you in.
We’ll be reopening on 12th April 2021!
We have missed seeing our wonderful customers over the past few months. At Drakes we’re so excited to get back to doing what we love and helping you find gorgeous jewellery and striking watches for every occasion. We’d like to thank you all for your continued support, especially over the past 12 months, it really does mean a lot to us all.
We speak to Drew Statton of Wray & Co
Wray & Co Jewellers are passionate about Pre-owned & Antique Jewellery and are always happy to share their knowledge. With 134 years, and 6 generations of history, their collections exemplify the very best from a range of time periods in their history.
We caught up with Drew Statton about the company, how they coped through the pandemic and what plans they have for 2021.
How Shoppers’ Habits Have Changed
As time goes on, the way things are conducted change. Whether this is to keep up with changing times or to reinvent the way things are done, industries must adapt, evolve, and innovate. Something that is no stranger to change is shopping habits. In 2020, the Office for National Statistics reported that consumers spent around £436 billion.
Significant change has been demonstrated in consumer behaviour and subsequently retail — ranging from technological advances to consumer expectation. In this article, we’ll look at the different shopping habits consumers have experienced over the years. Click here to read more..