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‘It’s time to scrap parking charges to save our shops’

  ONE of the UK’s most influential business lobby groups is urging local authorities across the UK to scrap town centre car parking charges. It says...

Shopper-friendly town with free parking all year round

  PENDLE Council in Lancashire has been praised by town centre business groups for pioneering free parking in a bid to support small shops. The Pendle...

Mars boss becomes new IGD president

  FIONA Dawson, president, Mars Chocolate UK, is the new president of IGD, the highly influential food and grocery analyst. Ms Dawson, who joined Mars as...

Scotland booze deal ban having ‘negligible’ impact

  THE MULTI-BUY ban in Scotland – designed to dampen consumers’ enthusiasm for bulk purchases – has had a “negligible impact” on wine sales, says...

Big supermarkets want to open longer on Sunday before Xmas

  THE MULTIPLE supermarkets are lobbying the government to relax Sunday trading laws on December 23 this year, arguing that the second day before Christmas...

Plain packs are a nightmare, say Australia’s indie retailers

    PLAIN-packaged cigarettes are proving a nightmare for retailers and customers alike, but are unlikely to put off young smokers, say Australian retailers. They spoke out...

MP Keith Vaz tops list of the most powerful British Asians

  KEITH Vaz, the chairman of Parliament’s influential Home Affairs Select Committee, has been named as the most powerful Asian in Britain, leapfrogging steel tycoon...

Now customers call on MPs to protect small local shops

  AS MANY as seven out of ten shoppers (70%) believe that neighbourhood retailers and newsagents should be offered some degree of protection or special...

Middlesbrough Cash & Carry crowned

  LANDMARK Wholesale Member Blakemore Wholesale’s Middlesbrough Cash & Carry picked up the title of “Gold Medal Cash & Carry Depot” at the Federation of...

FSB research indicates growth in 2013

  SMALL firms are displaying cautious optimism heading into the New Year and a greater level of confidence compared to the same time last year,...