Retailers Calendar of Events 2020

As every retailer knows only too well, you are constantly planning ahead for the next season, occasion or event. Consumers just expect to walk into your store or visit your website and as if by magic you are ready for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Halloween and everything else in between!

Of course, there is a lot of meticulous planning, buying and organisation which goes into making sure that your store is ready to make the most of the considerable seasonal opportunity that awaits. And it goes without saying that are the ‘big holidays’ that we all know but there are also plenty of other events which are great for business, from the Olympics to Wimbledon and Burns Night to back to school.


As we start a New Year, we thought it would be a great idea to provide you with a Retailers Calendar of Events for 2020. Not all of these events will be of interest to you or your customers but hopefully this will be helpful in planning ahead, it might even whet the appetite for introducing some new seasonal promotions! And don’t forget to plan for your own ‘local’ events and celebrations too.

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2020 Vision

Despite the alarming headlines on the demise of the British high street, online sales still only account for 17% of total retail sales in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Retail does remain the single largest private sector employer in the UK, with one in 10 people working in retail and annual sales totalling a staggering £358 billion.

But between the uncertainty brought about by Brexit not to mention declining footfall and sales, many are wondering how the retail industry will perform in the coming year.

We don’t have a crystal ball that can tell us exactly what the future holds for retailers, but here are some retail trends which independent stores should prepare for in 2020.

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