• Business: Retail Qualification Launched

    09 March 2007 News
    As reported on Independent Retail News, retailers are being given an opportunity to gain an industry qualification to help them climb the career ladder and improve their business.
  • £8m Regional Food Hall Plan Is Scrapped

    09 March 2007 News
    Despite gaining support from High Peak Borough Council to pilot a Regional Food Hall, The East Midlands Development Agency (emda) has called a halt to its plans for the £8m local food project, due to increased local sourcing opportunities with supermarkets in the region.
  • Business: Minimum Wage Increase Relief

    08 March 2007 News
    The 17 pence increase in the National Minimum Wage announced on 7th March is good news for hard pressed retailers who feared another inflation-busting increase this year.
  • Retail: Waitrose Comes Out On Top

    07 March 2007 News
    In results from a nationwide poll of 6,000 shoppers released today, upmarket supermarket operator, Waitrose, has been voted the UK’s favourite retailer.
  • Business: Marketing On The Up

    07 March 2007 News
    Although in the past, few small to medium-sized businesses have invested in marketing, new research has revealed that they are now taking it more seriously.
  • Retail: Lib Dem Support For Independents

    06 March 2007 News
    Supermarkets would face tough action from a retail regulator and town halls to halt the decline of independent traders in town centres, under new measures approved by the Liberal Democrats.
  • Retail: Public Unhappy With Supermarkets

    02 March 2007 News
    New research by Oxfam for Fairtrade Fortnight has revealed that although 92% of British consumers buy their food and drink at major supermarkets, just 11% of them actually want to do so.
  • Report: Is Britain Too Soft On Shoplifters?

    02 March 2007 News
    According to the latest research, almost half (47%) of Britons back lighter sentences for shoplifters.
  • Retail: High Street Sales Accelerate

    01 March 2007 News
    The latest CBI snapshot of the high street has revealed that retailers enjoyed a third consecutive month of year-on-year growth in sales volumes in February.
  • Retail: Plans To Cut Carrier Bag Use

    28 February 2007 News
    UK retailers have agreed to reduce the overall environmental impact of their carrier bags by 25% by the end of 2008.
  • Environment: Dreaming Of A Green Future

    27 February 2007 News
    With environmental concerns becoming more of an issue, the Government has pledged to work with the food and farming industry to develop a system of 'green' labelling for food.
  • Report: Make A Difference With Fairtrade Fortnight

    27 February 2007 News
    As fairtrade fornight begins, latest figures have revealed that sales are at an all-time high, prompting calls from the Fairtrade Foundation for even greater pressure for change
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