Monthly Archives: June 2012

The @BBCRadio4 #youandyours programme are seeking nominations for Best Local Retailer Award!

Radio 4’s daily consumer programme, You and Yours, are looking for nominations for the “You and Yours Best Local Retailer” Award.  It’s part of the BBC’s Food and Farming Awards, and judges include chefs Angela Hartnett, Valentine Warner and Arthur … Continue reading

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#IndieRetail Month is back! Celebrate local, independent retail with @IndieRetailUK throughout July

There are over 169,000 independent retail businesses in the UK, equating to 92% of all retail businesses. From fashion boutiques and art galleries to convenience shops and DIY stores, independent retailers form a valuable and treasured part of many communities. … Continue reading

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48 Hours of #PortasPilots drama: Why un-Reality TV is NOT the answer

It was about at about 9pm on Monday 11th June that I received a DM on twitter that included a link to the scanned contract that a very concerned Margate retailer had shared in an attempt to get some sanity … Continue reading

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Has the @SubwayUKIreland special lunch offer made them busy fools?

Walking through St Albans market place at lunch time today I passed Subway. I laughed to myself that their lunch offer “9 subs and a drink for £3” could be mis-read… they of course meant a choice of 9 subs … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, Founder of Independent Retailer Month UK, becomes FSB Real-Life Entrepreneur Champion

Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, Founder of Independent Retailer Month UK, has signed up to be an FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Real-Life Entrepreneur Champion

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