• Business: Red Tape Takes Its Toll

    15 March 2007 News
    New research published today by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has revealed that small businesses spend, on average, 14 hours per month coping with health and safety regulations.
  • Report: Consumers Trust Celebrities

    15 March 2007 News
    An independent survey carried out on behalf of IFE07 has revealed consumers listen to celebrity chefs over the Government, when it comes to food issues.
  • Retail: A Centre For Excellence

    14 March 2007 News
    A new food centre, set to open in Ludlow next month, will serve up 50 new jobs and provide training for butchers, bakers, delicatessen staff, greengrocers and cooks.
  • Retail: Revolt At Tesco Town

    14 March 2007 News
    Members of the Highland Council's City of Inverness Planning Applications committee have unanimously rejected an application for a fourth Tesco supermarket in the city.
  • Event: Food & Drink Innovation Rewarded

    13 March 2007 News
    Fresh Ideas, one of the most popular areas of IFE07, has hand-picked a range of ground-breaking products from across the world and awarded them a special IFE07 apple-tree in recognition of their fresh product development.
  • 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.
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