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Local authority road closures ‘further accelerating’ decline of high street’, says Bira.

The British Independent Retailers Association has been inundated with calls from members across the country concerned that post-lockdown accessibility issues are significantly impacting trade. In...

Entries open for 2020 Best Small Shop competition

Celebrating the commitment, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit of independent retailers across the UK, the competition highlights their role in building local communities. Independent retailers...

Retail’s ‘frontline heroes’ to be celebrated

The Retail Week Awards 2021 will feature eight new categories to recognise outstanding work of the retail industry during the Covid-19 crisis. The Retail Week Awards,...

Unclaimed ‘millions’ in local council Covid cash

Retail businesses are missing out on millions of pounds of unallocated local authority grants, according to Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association. It has been...

Did you know it’s ‘Shop Local Week’?

If you haven't seen or heard the adverts, this is the week the UK government are urging consumers to shop and spend locally ...

High street shoppers to spend £9bn on post-lockdown treats, says survey

According to research from American Express, the average Brit is set to spend £195 on treats for themselves on the high street, equating to...

WHSmith reveals 1500+ jobs at risk

The high street retailer made the yesterday statement following news its sales were down 57% in July compared with the same month last year. With...

Q: How much do Brits intend spending on presents this Christmas?

A: Shoppers reveal they intend to spend £965 a head - up from £780 last year - as the nation looks to splash out...

#BackInBusiness: Cranbornes, Dorset

We caught up with Karen Hardwick, owner of the Shaftesbury store, to discover how her business survived lockdown, how it feels to open again...

Hobbycraft see 200% surge in online sales since lockdown

The company reports 'exceptional levels of customer demand' during pandemic as more people fall in love with arts and crafts. The company's trading statement...

#BackInBusiness: Joco Gifts

We caught up with Jo Williams, owner of the award-winning Nuneaton store, to discover how her business survived lockdown, how it feels to open...

Personalised Face Coverings from PMC

Ideal for customer-facing roles, the new face coverings from Personalised Memento Company can also feature your own positive message or quote. Stay safe with PMC’s...

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