News

  • Retail: Cyber Fraud Hits Retailers Hard

    14 May 2007 News
    According to a new report, internet fraud is costing retailers £580m a year, which could rise to £1.5bn by 2010.
  • Retail: Empty Shop Changes Revealed

    11 May 2007 News
    The Government has published new measures to get more empty stores back into commercial use.
  • Business: Rate Rise Concerns

    10 May 2007 News
    With inflation expected to fall anyway, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), today's interest rate rise is premature and may turn out to be unnecessary.
  • Retail: Cash In On Clubcards

    09 May 2007 News
    New research has confirmed that loyalty cards help to generate more satisfied customers, making it even more important for independent retailers to consider going down this route.
  • Retail: Study Says Supermarkets Dominate Suppliers

    08 May 2007 News
    New research from The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the campaigning voice of over 33,000 local shops, has shown that supermarkets are systematically obtaining cheaper buying prices than competitors and provides the strongest indication yet that buyer power of the Big Four is distorting competition in…
  • Retail: Tesco Most Trusted

    04 May 2007 News
    Supermarket giant, Tesco, has once again been voted Britain's most trusted food retailer, a new survey reveals.
  • Event: A Highland Fling

    03 May 2007 News
    Scrumptious butteries from Aberdeen, Selkirk Bannocks from the Borders, Smokies form Arbroath, mouth-watering raspberries from Angus and Highland whisky are just some of the exceptional products that visitors to Enjoy the Taste of Scotland can try.
  • Retail: Sales At Three Year High

    02 May 2007 News
    High street shops enjoyed strong annual growth in sales volumes, with the balance of retailers reporting a year-on-year increase the highest in almost three years, the latest CBI Distributive Trades Survey has revealed.
  • Selling Sustainability

    01 May 2007 News
    This month, Rob Ward looks at how to put a little ecological thinking into your business
  • Retail: Focus On Local Sourcing

    30 April 2007 News
    Focusing on the growing interest surrounding local sourcing, a new seminar - Sourcing Locally and Selling Nationally, will give you an insight into this sector.
  • Dairy: Waitrose To Pass On Rise

    30 April 2007 News
    Following the industry wide 1.7p per litre increase in the price of milk, Waitrose has announced it will pass on 100% of this rise to the farmers.
  • Business: Ip Awareness For Small Firms

    26 April 2007 News
    Small businesses risk missing out on valuable new sources of income because they do not know enough about intellectual property (IP) rights, a survey by the UK Intellectual Property Office reveals.
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