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Sarah Parsons

Sarah Parsons
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Sarah is a former Retail Express reporter. Her replacement can be found at 020 7689 3371.
nisa local slough

Palwinder and Sharonjit have a thriving retail space

The Gills are a couple that like to cover all bases. The facts Nisa Local Langley, Langley, Slough Hours: 6am-10pm Monday - Sunday Staff: 15 part-time Size:...
tobacco register

Tobacco register criticised for lack of evidence

The chief executive of the ACS has slammed the Government’s plans to introduce more tobacco registers to the UK as it lacks any evidence...
Exeter pound

Exeter Pound claims to help small businesses… but shuns independent convenience stores

An independent retailer has been snubbed from the Exeter Pound – a new local currency that claims to help independent businesses. Clive Sheppard, a retailer...
spar milwood road

Isabella Kellett is catering for her customers’ needs

The Independent Achievers Academy 2015 Top 100 retailers in the UK have just been announced, and Isabella Kellett’s Preston store is among the elite...
police cuts

Police cuts will leave the vulnerable at the hands of criminals, say retailers

Further cuts to front-line policing will lead to a dramatic increase in crime and leave shop workers feeling more vulnerable, retailers have warned. The warning...
Enterprise Bill

Conservative Enterprise Bill misses radical reform of business rates

The Conservatives have delivered on their promise to introduce the Enterprise Bill – a law that claims to reduce £10bn in red tape. But one...
Family test

Sunday trading fails Government “family test”

The latest findings into Sunday trading have revealed that relaxtion of laws will breach the Government’s own family test regulations. Under the Government's own rules, all...

ACS Local Shop Report: Work smarter, not longer

The convenience sector is worth £37.bn, up 5% in 2015, and employs almost half a million people. The Local Shop Report 2015, released by the ACS...
Westminster Grocery

Westminster Grocery: “We didn’t ask our customers to appeal on our behalf, but they...

“On Sunday mornings you can hear the chime of Big Ben, but can you imagine if Sainsbury’s move in? It’ll be a delivery driver...
Morrisons

Morrisons’ new “My Local” stores threaten the independent sector

Morrisons’ M Local rebranding will be "dangerous" to independents. The supermarket’s 150 convenience stores are being sold to an investment firm, Greybull Capital, for approximately...