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Fred DeLuca

Fred DeLuca was 18 when he approached a family friend, nuclear engineer Peter Buck, for a loan. Buck lent him $1,000 which DeLuca used to found a sandwich shop in 1965. The store nosedived, so...
independent convenience retail

Devolved business rates, community-focused planning systems and the sugar tax will soon impact retailers, the Queen announced yesterday. The levy on sugary soft drinks is set to be imposed from April 2018. A separate bill will enable...
Brexit slump

The economy could suffer a shock like the 2008 slump if Britain leaves the EU, with independent retailers forced to hike prices to cover increased costs while facing years of instability. That was the key...
Pavan playing football

Premier Singhs has teamed up with Sheffield United for their fourth annual charity football match this month. The event, which takes place on May 18 at the Blades’ Bramall Lane stadium, will see teams from...
Sibylla

Blean Village Londis has become the first store in the country to stock Sibylla, a Swedish hot dog brand. The Canterbury store, run by Independent Achievers Academy award winner Bintesh Amin, is one of the...