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New Lifestyle Express store is a hit

A brand-new Lifestyle Express store in Walsall is already enjoying a £10,000 weekly turnover after opening just six months ago. After opening the store on...

Region wide raids in Black Country net huge illicit tobacco haul

A Black Country wide raid on shops selling illegal tobacco products has seen trading standards confiscate goods worth a street value of around £227,000...

Jeff Stelling raises £300,000 for charity after he completes Men United March

TV PERSONALITY Jeff Stelling has finished his epic walking marathon challenge for his bid raise funds to tame prostate cancer. In the process he...

Philip Morris eyes tech gadgets, insurance rebates to promote vaping

Gadgets that monitor health, from wearable step-counters to apps tracking sleep and diet, have exploded in popularity in recent years, and now even the...
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Cash point cut looms large on retailers

With only four weeks remaining until a cash machine funding cut that could threaten 10,000 ATMs, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling...

Tab house’ shut in Middlesbrough had been operating since 2011

FEARS that the illicit tobacco trade could be moving from corner shops to so-called 'tab houses' in residential areas have been voiced after The...

Ignite awards celebrate hard work of retailers

Imperial Tobacco paid tribute to the endeavours of retailers across the UK at their third annual Ignite awards. Guests gathered at the Intercontinental O2 in...

Grocery brands perform strongly in poll of Britain’s favourite brands

GROCERY brands have been well represented in a list of Britain’s favourite brands, with Coca-Cola up two places in the Superbrands UK poll to...

Why stop at owning just one c-store when you can have 4 or more…

  Ghafoor Hussain has been working in shops ever since he was a schoolboy – and now owns a mighty handful. Asian Trader visited him...

Trader’s trauma lingers a year after violent attack

A SHOPKEEPER who was beaten unconscious by a gang of robbers has told how the attack has left him traumatised. Fifty-nine year old retailer Velautham...