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Christmas shoppers browse stalls at the traditional Christmas market that has opened in the centre of the historic city on November 23, 2018 in Bath, England.

Local retailers to enjoy good shopper support this Christmas, study reveals

Over half of consumers are planning to support small businesses in the final run up to Christmas, according to a study from Paymentsense. More than...

Cigar market decline continues

The cigar market has experienced a 2.2% decline in MAT volume to 282 million cigars sold in the year to 4 November 2018, according...
Costcutter

Costcutter’s longest serving retailers now run the flagship store for the North East

Costcutter Supermarkets Group’s longest serving retailers, Mike and Michelle Brown, who have clocked up 29 years with the Group, have invested in a significant...
Derek Mackay

Scottish Budget caps business rates increase at below inflation level

Scotland will introduce a below-inflation cap of 2.1 percent on business rate increases, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced in the budget statement delivered yesterday...
Nisa Local store in Dunstable

Moving food to go section to front does the trick for this Dunstable store

A re-fit which involved moving the food to go offering from the rear of the store to the front is paying rich dividends for...
Theresa May

PM May survives leadership challenge; Brexit woes likely to continue

Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her...
sainsbury's asda merger

Sainsbury’s and Asda seek judicial review of CMA merger inquiry

Sainsbury's and Asda today (12 December) said they will lodge an application with the Competition Appeal Tribunal for a judicial review of the Competition...
welsh high street

Welsh shops to get up to £2,500 cut in business rates

Welsh Government is investing £23.6 million to enhance and extend the high street rates relief scheme in 2019-20. Around 15,000 businesses high street businesses and...
roundtable on retail crime

Home Office minister holds roundtable on retail crime

Victoria Atkins, junior minister at the Home Office responsible for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability held on Tuesday a roundtable discussing violence against retailers and shopworkers...
Theresa May

Tory MPs trigger leadership challenge; May vows to fight on

Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Wednesday to fight a challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party, saying a change now would delay...