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Top 10 stories of the week: Most popular hour for shopping online, Dawsons Leeds expansion, General Election 2017

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Most popular hour for shopping online, Dawsons Leeds expansion, General Election 2017

This week’s biggest stories included new research revealing the most popular hour for online retail in the UK.

The first of what will become a regular monthly report from PCA Predict shows exactly what times of the day, and on what devices, consumers are shopping online.

Also big this week was the news that Dawsons Music is expanding its Leeds store, and our look at what the three main parties of the general election have to offer the MI industry.

Have a look at all the biggest stories below:
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1. What is the most popular hour for online retail in the UK?
In a new monthly report, MI Pro is able to give retailers insight into the previous month’s ecommerce trends so you can map out what times shoppers are most likely to be using online stores and what device they prefer to use.

2. Dawsons Music expands Leeds store
Dawsons Music has announced a significant expansion to its presence in Leeds City Centre.

3. General Election 2017: Which political party has the MI industry's back?
Today is the day the UK decides who will be in charge for the next five years. But which political party has the MI industry’s best interests at heart?

4. Retailers need to become 'digitally literate' if they want to survive
As retailers are encouraged to spend more time collecting data to better understand their customers, software development and IT services company Iflexion has warned that it’s not as easy as just investing in a few bits of hardware and software.

5. Anatomy of an Instrument: The Accordion
Considering June is Accordion Awareness Month, it seems fitting that the latest instalment of our Anatomy of an Instrument series looks at the German musical invention.

6. Best new jobs in the music industry: North American Guitar, GAK, Gear4music, HHB
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

7. 'It's vital that the next Government helps retailers keep prices low' says BRC as UK sales slow
The latest retail sales monitor report from BRC and KPMG has revealed that consumer spending slowed in May both online and on the high street.

8. WATCH: Elton John, Jack White and more star in film showcasing recording process used for first time in 90 years
The American Epic Sessions is a new award-winning feature-length film showcasing a range of high profile artists replicating early recording processes on an original 1920s electrical recording system.

9. British Drum Co appoints Mel Stewart as Head of Sales and Marketing
British Drum Co has announced that Mel Stewart will head up the firm’s sales and marketing department.

10. Special edition Blues Cube Hot amp, Boss MS-3 pedalboard and more introduced by Roland
Continuing its month-long ‘The Future. Redefined’ new product announcement event, Roland has unveiled a new amp, pedalboard and switchers.

Tags: Retail , dawsons music , top 10 , top stories , general election

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