Weekly Round-Up

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Here’s a round-up of some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

The BRC Economic Briefing Report for July 2021

The British Retail Consortium has released its Economic Briefing Report for July 2021. It shows a mixed picture for the UK Economy. May growth disappointed, with GDP growth slowing from April and significantly market expectations. The rebound in hospitality was the driver of growth, but global shortages offset some of these gains. Click on the link above to read more.

So, can Government ‘Build Back The High Street Better’?

The Government has launched its strategy to revitalise the post-COVID High Street and make it both click-proof and community focussed. Is it fit for purpose? We thought we would take a deeper dive into the Governments plans to reshape the High Street in this week’s drop-in session. Click on the link above to read more.

Learn to Play 25 & 26 September 2021 – Organised by Music for All

Aimed at new and lapsed music makers, Learn to Play offers free 10–15 minute music lessons at local venues. These taster lessons are designed to inspire and motivate, bringing potential and inactive musicians back to music. Learn to Play ’21 will provide a bright and inspiring moment for aspiring and lapsed music makers of all ages, helping them to start or restart their musical journey after lockdown. Click on the link above to read more.

The BRC & NielsenIQ Shop Price Index for July 2021

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index is a monthly measure of UK shop price inflation. The SPI measures changes in the price of 500 of the most commonly bought items. The report demonstrates the extent to which retailers contribute to inflation through the pricing of commonly bought goods. Click on the link above to read more

Roland Introduces the VAD103

Meet the new entry-level kit in the V-Drums Acoustic Design series—the VAD103. Powered by the versatile TD-07 sound module, get lost in authentic pro-drum tones the moment you sit behind your set. Just power up, pick a kit, and play. Click the link above to read more.