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Concerns raised over devolution of business rates in Scotland

Business organisations have raised concerns over the proposal to hand over the control of Sottish business rates system to local councils, saying this could...

Asian business leaders pledge support for Johnson; Corbyn promises more opportunities

Leading Asian business leaders have expressed their support for Boris Johnson in a joint letter to Eastern Eye, sister publication of Asian Trader, prompting...

Dudley South Tory candidate listens to retailers’ concerns at local store visit

Mike Wood, Conservative candidate for Dudley South, has held a meeting with NFRN representatives to discuss retailers' concerns about retail crime. Wood, who has been...

Five Brierley Hill shops shut for selling illegal tobacco

In a first of its kind case, five Dudley shops were given closure orders for selling ille at the same time. Dudley Council said taking...

Vape shop VPZ opens two new stores

Leading E-cigarette retailer VPZ has opened two new stores last week, taking the total number of its stores to 147. The stores are opened at...
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Ocado strikes AI deal in Japan

UK online supermarket Ocado is venturing further outside its main market, announcing a deal to provide artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to Japanese retail giant...

Retail sales growth picks up in November

Retail sales declined 4.9 percent on a like for like basis in November, largely due to the timing of Black Friday, BRC figures show. “If...

Blakemore reaches out to students in road safety campaign

Blakemore Logistics has held awareness sessions for more than 700 pupils from across the West Midlands as part of its  annual Road Safety Week...

KD Wholesale joins Unitas

Watford-based cash and carry business KD Wholesale has joined Unitas Wholesale, taking the number of its members to 172. KD Wholesale is a household, health...

With nearly 2 in 3 shops in rural areas, c-stores play vital role in...

A new report by the Association of Convenience Stores has revealed the indispensable role the sectors plays in rural Wales. The 2020 Welsh Local Shop...