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Gov taking survival of the fittest approach to retail, an MP claims

AN MP has said the government is taking a ‘survival of the fittest’ approach to local retail which could result in independent businesses being...

Asian Trader announced as Pro-retail 2014 media partner

ASIAN TRADER is delighted to announce it is the official Pro-retail media partner for the second year running. With both the publication and the show...

Women catching up with men in retailing

FEMALE traders are as successful as male retailers, new figures reveal. Among high street outlets that launched since the economic downturn in 2008, 47 per...

Independent discount retailers booming, new research reveals

INDEPENDENT discount retail is undergoing a boom to rival that of large chains such as Aldi and Lidl, new research reveals. The poll of 2,000...

Imperial Tobacco Appoints Melvin Ruigrok as General Manager

IMPERIAL Tobacco UK and Ireland has appointed Melvin Ruigrok as the new General Manager. Melvin has previously worked for Imperial Tobacco’s Dutch, Australian, Spanish and...

Imperial Tobacco Considers Floatation for Logista

IMPERIAL TOBACCO, the manufacturer of Davidoff and Gauloises Blonde cigarettes, is considering a stock market floatation of its European logistics unit, Logista. The cigarette maker...

First Asian couple to win on Dragons’ Den

A HUSBAND and wife team have become the first Asian couple to win investment on BBC 2’s Dragons’ Den. New Dragon Piers Linneys provided a...

Inflation down in January

UK INFLATION fell to 1.9 per cent in January, below the Bank of England’s two per cent target, Consumer Prices Index figures reveal. The Office...

Local shops welcome business rates review

THE ASSOCIATION of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the publication of a review into the way business rates are administered. The review, led by the...

Shopkeeper fights off two armed robbers during raid

A SHOPKEEPER fought off two armed robbers during a failed raid at his store. CCTV footage shows the two hooded men walked into the shop...