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Grainne Shaughnessy

Grainne Shaughnessy is the content, PR and events manager at Brightpearl, which means she spends most of her days editing, writing, and bringing together resources relevant to the SMB retail space.
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Insights from Alex Monroe: How to Connect with Today's Customer Expectations

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 18 May 2017

Alex Monroe have taken the world of fashion by storm with their handmade, quirky jewellery; sold on their own website, in their London-based flagship boutique and within various retail outlets around the world such as Liberty, John Lewis and Harper’s Emporium.

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Expert Tips for International Expansion

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 24 October 2016


Consumer demand is an ever evolving beast and retailers and wholesalers will continue to see changes in the market and their market sectors. The most successful companies will be those who invest in streamlining back office operations, enhancing customer experience and who expand into new global markets to reach new customers.

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Small Business Funding for Retail

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 12 October 2016

When it’s time to expand your business that often means raising capital to make it possible, but raising finance for a retail business isn’t easy.

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Key Holiday Shopping Dates in 2016

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 10 June 2016

According to the National Retail Federation, the holiday season accounts for 20-40 percent of retailers annual sales. Independent merchants must prepare to take advantage of the biggest retail event of the year, being prepared and planning ahead for the holiday season is the best way to ensure a successful one. We’ve created a printable calendar with all the key holiday shopping dates in 2016 with tips to help you take advantage of the busiest shopping time of year.

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Spikeball from Shark Tank Discuss Multichannel Retail Strategy [Webinar]

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 24 March 2016

Spikeball is a sport, a community, a product, and a fast growing retail business. Best described as the love child of volleyball and four square, the sport has a community of over half a million players worldwide. As seen on the hit U.S. TV show Shark Tank, they were backed by Daymond John with a $500,000 investment to support the awe-inspiring business.

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Retail Industry Trends of 2016 from 6 Experts

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 07 February 2016

Consumer demand is constantly evolving and 2016 is set to be no different, retailers and wholesalers will continue to see changes in the market and their industry sectors. The most successful companies will be those who invest in streamlining back office operations, enhancing customer experience and adding unique value in the pursuit of happy, loyal customers.

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The 2016 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to think about as a retail business in 2016

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 01 February 2016

Please note: We've updated our retail calendar for 2017, get all your key dates for this year here

The calendar from year to year doesn’t really change much, but we’ve discovered a lot more retail focused events both in the UK and US which might be of interest to our readers. January has flown by and we're already into February but there's still 11 months of 2016 to go. From planning around international holidays in the calendar, like Valentine’s Day which is coming up soon, to attending tradeshows to meet new suppliers and customers, there are plenty of key dates to consider as a retailer in 2016.

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[Webinar] 3 ways to control inventory and warehousing to optimize your retail operations

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 09 September 2015

All retailers and wholesalers should be constantly testing and optimizing their operations in order to improve. Whilst this might sound like a lot of tricky number crunching and late nights hunched over a spreadsheet, in truth it doesn't have to be.

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Moda NEC Birmingham - In the Bag for SS15

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 19 August 2015

The floor of the NEC in Birmingham for the Moda Exhibition glittered with displays of all the goodies that will line the shelves of clothing retailers far and wide when the Spring Season of 2015 (SS15) arrives.

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10 KPIs Retailers Should Be Tracking, Made Easier With BI Software

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 29 June 2015

 

Gartner reports $14B dollars is spent on business intelligence (BI) software each year, highlighting the importance of data to business’ aiming for success. Retailers have access to a huge amount of data, everything from their supply chain, sales information, customers data, financials and more. It’s hard to keep track of all the raw data and know what data is valuable and how to interpret it to make better, informed business decisions.

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