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Barclays branch closures

Wave of Barclays branch closures could leave retailers facing bigger struggle

Barclays’ plan to axe 54 branches by the end of the year is another hit for struggling retailers in small towns and villages, a...
british egg scandal

Independent retailers can benefit from European egg scandal

The egg contamination scandal sweeping Europe can provide an opportunity for retailers who only source eggs from Britain. Bristol retailer Tony Mallaban said he suspected...

Government to roll in new business rates appeal scheme

New business rates appeals have plummeted by 97% since the government launched its Check, Challenge, Appeal scheme in April, research has revealed. Business rates specialist...
Corfe Castle village store

Corfe Castle village store: Carole and Terry Birnie create a destination

Where Mary Portas failed to restore the fortunes of Corfe Castle village’s local store, Terry and Carole Birnie have succeeded. They told Joe Cooper...
Tywardreath Village Shop

Retailer’s app development leads to store’s online success

An online shopping tool has cost a Cornish store almost nothing to develop and is already generating sales of £100 a day. Josh Taylor, co-partner...
Raj Bhatia - Battersea General Store

Raj Bhatia is powering up a quality store in Battersea

Using his 16 years of retail experience, Raj Bhatia has opened a premium quality independent store in the heart of London’s Battersea Power Station...
PayPoint sign

Retailer calls for PayPoint support

A store owner who has been asking PayPoint to install a terminal in his Cambridgeshire store without success for two years has accused the...
gluten-free

Wholesaler launches gluten-free guide

Wholesaler Tree of Life has produced a gluten-free buying guide to help retailers take advantage of the growing market. The guide contains information on the...
magazines sales

Children’s and puzzle summer magazine sales soar

Children’s magazines typically experience a 22.5% increase compared to average sales in June and a 13.5% increase in August, while puzzle magazines experience a...
Ian Handley

Ian Handley knows he can’t rest on his laurels, particularly during these tough times

Maintaining the loyalty of his customers has been paramount to Ian Handley’s success. However, with new financial challenges, it hasn’t been easy in recent...