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Gift cards and vouchers to have strong Christmas

Gift cards and vouchers to have strong Christmas | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The sight of an extensive range of gift cards by supermarket tills is becoming more and more common.
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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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Top Tips for making the most of online reviews

Top Tips for making the most of online reviews | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Customer reviews are playing an increasingly important role on the success of a business.
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Asda launches Click and Collect at tube stations

Asda launches Click and Collect at tube stations | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Asda and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a world first partnership with Transport for London that will see it offer Grocery Click and Collect services at six underground stations.
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Optical Express withholding staff bonuses as financial woes deepen

Optical Express withholding staff bonuses as financial woes deepen | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Optician and glasses retailer Optical Express is withholding bonuses to staff as its uncertain financial situation continues, Retail Gazette understands.
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Comment: Avoiding a festive flop

Comment: Avoiding a festive flop | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
With Christmas less than five weeks away, and online revenues alone expected to exceed £10 billion this December, retailers must ensure their supply chains are in tiptop condition to keep orders flowing and consumers content.
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Are we really in a meltdown?

Are we really in a meltdown? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
It is right that retailers speak out about the state of the newstrade distribution system and get it into the headlines, but the industry needs to work together, and that means wholesalers should get tough on publishers and make them rethink the...
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Tesco to end promotions as food waste figures revealed

Tesco to end promotions as food waste figures revealed | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Supermarket giant Tesco has revealed it will end some promotions as it seeks to improve its food waste figures.
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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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Shoppers planning to spend 25 per cent more this Christmas, says research

Shoppers planning to spend 25 per cent more this Christmas, says research | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Shoppers are planning to spend 25 per cent more this Christmas than they did last year with younger shoppers planning to loosen their purse strings most, according to new research.
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Big four supermarkets losing market share to discounters, says Kantar

Big four supermarkets losing market share to discounters, says Kantar | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Discounters Lidl and Aldi have continued to make up ground on the big four with Aldi notching another all-time record share of 3.9 per cent as its impressive rise continues, new figures show.
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Gift cards and vouchers to have strong Christmas

Gift cards and vouchers to have strong Christmas | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The sight of an extensive range of gift cards by supermarket tills is becoming more and more common.
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Worst footfall figures since beginning of year

Worst footfall figures since beginning of year | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Footfall in October fell by 2.9 per cent compared to the same period last year as figures showed the worst performance since the start of the year on a three month rolling basis.
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Perth becomes the UK’s first iSTREET

Perth becomes the UK’s first iSTREET | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Perth has become the first UK city to engage with tourists and residents via social media in a drive to boost local business.
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Be inspired, be involved

Be inspired, be involved | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Meeting fellow retailers and visiting their stores is the best way to come up with new ideas and also helps you to look at what you do in your own store with a fresh pair of eyes. Be sure you take advantage of opportunities.
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