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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...

Booker’s Euro Shopper tops

EURO Shopper, the low-price own label brand, has hit sales of £150m just five years after its launch by Booker. The Euro Shopper range offers...

Shop spared permanent ban on selling alcohol

  A SHOPKEEPER has had licence taken away for a month after his store allegedly sold alcohol to intoxicated street drinkers. But Shailesh Patel, owner of...

Newsagent is given MBE award

  A NEWSPAPER retailer and distributor from Berkshire has been awarded an honour by the Queen. Richard Brighton, 71, who founded Reading-based Brighton’s Newsagents in 1981,...

Small firms are more confident

  SMALL firms are showing a greater level of confidence compared to the same time last year, latest research by the Federation of Small Businesses...

We can turn food inflation to our advantage, say resilient retailers

A MAJOR supermarket chain has warned that recent price rises for bread and vegetables are “just the tip of the iceberg.” Mark Price, Waitrose managing...

European company snaps up iconic British snack brands

  UNITED Biscuits has sold its famous Rotherhambased KP Snacks business to German company Intersnack for an estimated £500m. The deal is expected to close over...

Mums are shoplifting to feed their children

  THE RECESSION is turning mums into shoplifters in order to feed their kids, a senior police boss has claimed. Jason Harwin, Chief Superintendent of South...

EU tobacco plan stops short of plain packaging

  THE EUROPEAN Union has proposed drastic restrictions on tobacco branding, saying cigarette packs should reflect the deadly threat posed by smoking. However, it has stopped...

Police services will be offered in post offices

  POST offices could soon see queues of victims reporting minor crimes alongside people waiting to buy stamps in a new trial scheme expected to...