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Pure Electric opens new Plymouth showroom and service centre

Pure Electric has opened its new Plymouth showroom next to the Drake Circus Shopping Centre. The new showroom, which creates five new jobs in the local area, is located on the Charles Cross roundabout. Experts will be on-hand to offer advice to visitors interested in adopting electric transport technology, while …

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Halfords trialling new bike recycling scheme in Wales

Halfords has launched a new bike recycling scheme pilot at four stores across Wales. The Pre-Loved scheme, which will be evaluated before being rolled nationwide, will encourage customers to trade in pre-loved bikes for gift cards at its stores. Bikes will then be serviced and resold with a discount. Halfords …

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IBDs offering retail finance set to save time and money with new ACT initiative

ACT members will be able to save time and money when offering retail finance with the new Retail Finance Appointed Representative initiative, meaning they get the benefits of offering regulated finance with no Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) involvement. Over the past year, retail finance has played a key role in …

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AR provider Eyekandy launches new sales solution with Velorution

Eyekandy has launched a new sales solution with Velorution, blending live video with augmented reality shopping. “We were really excited when Eyekandy approached us looking for a UK partner to launch the solution,” said Jonathan Cole, chairman of Velorution. “The pandemic has meant that bridging online and offline sales became …

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Giant Bicycles UK introduces new digital asset management software to support retail partners

Giant Bicycles has introduced new technology into its UK operations to simplify how retailers access imagery and product information. The brand’s UK team now stores the information in a Canto digital asset management (DAM) library, providing a simple workflow for Giant’s retailers to access centralised images, videos and technical PDFs …

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Concept Cycles opens new pop-up showroom in Hamburg

Concept Cycles has opened a new pop-up showroom in Hamburg, dedicated exclusively to showcasing the latest bikes and accessories from Specialized. PPDS’ suite of Philips professional displays has been selected and installed inside, transforming the space into a COVID-compliant, interactive haven in just three weeks. Founded in 2013, Concept Cycles …

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NearSt partners with Cybertill to boost footfall on local high streets

Google-backed retail technology firm NearSt has partnered with cloud-based EPOS platform Cybertill in a bid to boost footfall on local high streets. Founded in 2015 by Max Kreijn and Nick Brackenbury, NearSt’s software brings customers into bricks and mortar stores by showing the products stocked in local shops to people …

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Gloucestershire e-bike retailer opens new site in Bristol

Property consultants Alder King has let a studio unit on the Paintworks scheme in Bristol to an expanding Gloucestershire e-bike retailer. Edemo Electric Bikes is a specialist Riese and Muller e-bike dealer based in Nailsworth. Following growth in sales over the past year, the company decided the time was right …

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BRC reports 8% sales increase in March with ‘historic’ online growth

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported an 8.3% increase in total sales this March compared to the same period in 2019. The data covers the five weeks from 28th February-3rd April, with the BRC’s 2021 figures now year-on-two-years (Yo2Y), rather than year-on-year (YoY). This is to reflect 2020 being …

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