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Licensing Regime Gets Tougher for Local Shops

Business leaders are urging retailers to check and upgrade their systems to prevent under age sales, as changes to licensing laws introduced this month,...

Western Union Reaches 500,000 Agent Location Milestone

The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today announced it has opened the 500,000th Agent location through which it provides its...

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...