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The growth of the wellness market

The growth of the wellness market

The wellness market is worth $1.5 trillion, let’s read that again $1.5 Trillion.  I wanted to provide some tips and insight on the wellness market, which is worth  $1.5 trillion and growing at an average of 5-10% a year. There is a great free report from Mckinsey for...

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10 steps to help you save a struggling business

10 steps to help you save a struggling business

So you have had a tough year or quarter, but don't give up there are many things you can do to help your business.  Firstly lets' look at why some businesses fail in the first place, businesses can suffer all or a combination of these factors but below are the...

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How prepared are you for Black Friday?

How prepared are you for Black Friday?

Are you rubbing your hands with glee, have everything sorted just waiting for the money to come in or are you panicking hoping that your website won't crash, wondering how long it will take you to pack all the orders that you will (hopefully) get? Black Friday is set...

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Love Lingerie?  – You’re not the only one.

Love Lingerie? – You’re not the only one.

Lingerie is having a moment and is set to grow by 11.4% between 2016 and 2021 to top £3BN according to Mintel. Some of this is created by new trends and also "The Lipstick Effect", which is that in harder economic times lower priced items are purchased. I'm going to...

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How BIG is plus size fashion?

How BIG is plus size fashion?

If you are thinking of starting a plus-sized fashion brand it's a growing market and has great potential, expecting to grow 7% by 2022. ⁣The ladies plus size fashion market is worth £4.7 billion in the UK according to a PWC report. Plus size can be classed as...

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Nicole Higgins


The Buyer & Retail Coach is a global retail expert with over 18 years experience working in the industry as a buyer and head of buying for companies such as Primark, M&S and George at Asda, developing and sourcing a broad range of products from Lingerie to Health & Beauty and driving strategies and innovation.

Having worked for the big blue chips she now brings that expertise and experience to entrepreneurs and SME’s to help you make your product ideas a reality, scale your business and increase your bottom line sales & profits.

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