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Cash and carry giant offers free epos systems to indies

BRITAIN’s biggest cash & carry group is offering free Epos systems worth hundreds of pounds, to independent retailers. The unprecedented move, by Booker,...

Costcutter owner buys Rhythm & Booze chain of off-licences

RHYTHM & Booze, the specialist off licence chain, has been purchased by Bibby Retail Services (BRS),...

Britain’s ailing high streets must have free parking for shoppers or they’ll die

BRITAIN’s high streets must offer free parking to shoppers if they are to compete with out of town centres, small...

Campaigners using ‘public money’ to lobby for plain packaging of cigarettes

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds of public money is being spent lobbying the government to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products. ...

Compulsory charge for plastic bags could be introduced across Europe

A PLASTIC bag levy introduced across Europe would hit small independent shops more than large supermarkets, it was claimed this...

Tobacco display ban in large stores boosts overall sales in small shops

THE BAN on tobacco displays in supermarkets is boosting sales in small stores, independent retailers have told Asian Trader. Just days...

Buy one get none free

What will be the effect of David Cameron’s plan to impose a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol, and ban loss leaders...

Independent retailer Bina Ghuman, Premier, Shrewsbury: I fear a massive boost to the black...

It's hard enough for retailers as it is, what with the tobacco display ban, and now they are messing around with alcohol. It's as...

Independent retailer Gaz Bains, Select & Save, Coventry Multi-buy ban is ridiculous and unnecessary

Banning multi-buy deals is ridiculous and unnecessary meddling. Why tell a retailer how to do his job? Minimum pricing will mean the end for...

James Lowman Fewer off-licences won’t deter problem drinkers

There is absolutely no evidence that a greater number of off-licences leads to more alcohol harm. If the number of off-licences is limited, problem...