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Fraudsters can defeat Chip and PIN using household appliances

Fraudsters can defeat Chip and PIN using household appliances | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Tony Sales, the man dubbed by the British media as “Britain’s Greatest Fraudster”, shocked an assembled audience of loss prevention experts, by showing how fraudsters are defeating Chip and PIN with nothing more than a domestic iron and a tin of...
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Island Records to make foray into fashion and merchandise

Record label giant Island will make a push into fashion and merchandise by this Autumn, with department stores understood to be frontrunners to stock its products.
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Lessons from Jacqueline Gold (Ann Summers)

Lessons from Jacqueline Gold (Ann Summers) | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Route to the top When Ann Summers was bought by Jacqueline Gold’s father and uncle in 1971, they never imagined it making the journey from sex shop to high street mainstay.  Hired on work experience in 1979 – when she was just 19 – Gold quickly...
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Labour pledges greater protection for retail staff

Labour pledges greater protection for retail staff | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Labour has promised to protect UK shopkeepers from assaults by handing out heavier punishments to thugs found guilty of attacking shop staff.
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Big brands go nuts for Brazil

Big brands go nuts for Brazil | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
A carnival of activity from a raft of brands ahead of the World Cup is expected to brighten up retailers’ sales this summer.
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Would you subscribe to your local beauty bar?

Would you subscribe to your local beauty bar? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
As the retail beauty market becomes more premium led and online and offline world’s merge, co-founder of beauty bar start-up Blow Ltd, Dharmash Mistry feels he is well placed to capitalise on the opportunity.
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The Card Factory aiming to raise £90m in IPO

The Card Factory aiming to raise £90m in IPO | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Card retailer group The Card Factory is to float on the London Stock Exchange as its range of cards proved a hit with British shoppers.
It aims to raise £90m in an initial public offering.
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How to open a second shop – by Bay Bashir

How to open a second shop – by Bay Bashir | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
How to open your second store
I have just opened my third Lifestyle Express store in Middlesbrough, called Saltersgill Convenience.  It’s a small store, just 400sq ft and it’s half a mile from my two other shops, Bellevue and Beachwood.
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Targeted stores boost Bonmarche

Targeted stores boost Bonmarche | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Sales at womenswear value fashion retailer Bonmarche have risen 11.8 per cent for the 52 weeks ended 29 March 2014.
The retailer, which sells fashion to women over 50, said it was pleased with the year’s performance.
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Sunday papers round-up

Sunday papers round-up | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
**Supermarkets** are being urged to ditch buy-one-get-one–free deals after a House of Lords EU Committee report concluded retailers were shifting the blame on to consumers by tempting them in with BOGOF offers.
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WKD sees World Cup’s wicked side

WKD sees World Cup’s wicked side | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
WITH the countdown to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil this summer underway, SHS Drinks has unveiled details of a £1m campaign to boost sales of WKD Brazilian.
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Co-operative chief offers letter of resignation

Co-operative chief offers letter of resignation | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Co-op group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered his letter of resignation in a “back-me-or-sack-me move” following opposition to his reforms for the mutually owned chain of supermarkets, banks and funeral homes.
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News Express: AB InBev results

News Express: AB InBev results | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The alcohol supplier has released its third quarter results. The company said it was pleased with the performance of its beer and cider brands.
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Iceland acquires seven franchise Irish stores

Iceland acquires seven franchise Irish stores | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Value supermarket Iceland Foods has acquired seven Iceland stores in the Republic of Ireland for an undisclosed sum, as the retailer accelerates its international expansion.
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WH Smith sets Local franchise target

WH Smith sets Local franchise target | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
by Neville Rhodes
WH Smith has set a target of signing up 500 independent stores to its franchise model as a director said it was the best option for non-affiliated newsagents who did not want to join a symbol group.
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Field day for Philip Morris

Field day for Philip Morris | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Philip Morris is taking back its own route to market by employing a field sales force for the first time in more than 25 years.  Launch info The roll-out kicked off in London this month It will be complete by the end of 2015 Ireland will not be...
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Wall’s best of British bangers

Wall’s best of British bangers | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The range includes 6 Pork Premium Sausages 400g, RRP £3.19 10 Pork Premium Sausages 667g, RRP £5.00 6 Cumberland Premium Sausages 400g, RRP £3.19 10 Pork Premium Chipolata Sausages 340g, RRP £3.19 Wall’s has added a meaty new range of ‘Great...
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N Brown moves from catalogue home shopping as profits rise

N Brown moves from catalogue home shopping as profits rise | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Sales at online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group have risen for the year ending 1 March 2014 as it planned a new London flagship store.
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Sales rise 10.8% at Next as it continues online investment

Sales rise 10.8% at Next as it continues online investment | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Sales at fashion retailer Next rose 10.8 per cent for the 13 weeks to April 26 2014 as it outperformed its own market guidance.
Retail sales rose 8.8 per cent while directory sales were 13.7 per cent ahead.
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Sales up 20% at Sofa.com as it searches for new investors

Sales up 20% at Sofa.com as it searches for new investors | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Online retailer sofa.com has posted a 20 per cent sales rise for the 12 months to 28 February 2014 as it prepared a potential sale.
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Minimum alcohol pricing is key to stop ‘stupid’ supermarket prices – do you agree?

Minimum alcohol pricing is key to stop ‘stupid’ supermarket prices – do you agree? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Minimum alcohol pricing would give independent shops a golden leg up against the multiples and must go back on the agenda in the Queen’s Speech next month.
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Why did this retailer lose his tobacco gantry?

Why did this retailer lose his tobacco gantry? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Tobacco supplier JTI has ripped out the gantry of a retailer convicted of selling cigarettes to children.
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Mark Fletcher management tip: train your new employees

Mark Fletcher management tip: train your new employees | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Employees can make or break a retail business, they have your livelihood in your hands yet how often do you let a new employee loose on the business with a fraction of the training they would receive before being allowed to drive a car?
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Alcohol news story of the week (editor’s choice): Crabbie’s

Alcohol news story of the week (editor’s choice): Crabbie’s | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Crabbie’s is targeting the RTD market with an alcoholic fruits range aimed at 22-26 year old consumers.
Crabbie’s Fruits are being made available in three variants: Zesty Lemon, Raspberry & Rhubarb and Black Cherry.
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Charity launches initiative for young people to boost British high-streets

Charity launches initiative for young people to boost British high-streets | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
A UK charity is hoping to attract young entrepreneurs to set up their own retail business.
The Carnegie UK Trust is aiming to attract thousands of 16-30 year-olds to open their own shops and help Britain’s flagging high-streets and city districts.
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Your chance to win a case of each of the Strongbow flavour variants

Increase your cider sales with Strongbow, the UK’s No.1 Cider
Transforming the Everyday cider category, Strongbow recently added another string to its bow with the launch of a new flavoured variant.
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