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UK high streets benefit from July heatwave

UK high streets benefit from July heatwave

It seems that sunny summer days of July were not only good news for our suntans in the UK, but they also meant a very decent spell for the High Street too. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said that sales were up by 2.2% on July 2012, fuelled mainly by the rush to buy summer…

Countdown to Independent Retailer Month

Countdown to Independent Retailer Month

Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, is the mastermind behind the Independent Retail Campaign dedicated to providing support and advice to independent retailers in the UK. Independent Retailer Month is the annual centrepiece of the UK’s independent retailers which make up 92% of all retail businesses. The focus this year is tackling the important issue of…

Infographic: The Importance of Local Business

Infographic: The Importance of Local Business

Small businesses on the High Street play a valuable role in the economy. But did you realise how important their contribution actually is? The infographic below demonstrates how spending your money at independent businesses has a far greater benefit to your local economy. It will actually generate 70% more local economic activity per square ft.…

Shopping with the Indies

If the title of this blog leaves you imagining a high street full of Harrison Fords then ladies of a certain age can calm down now and gentleman of the same age need not feel so threatened: when I refer to Indies I am actually referring to Independent Retailers! When Tony Robinson OBE; yes I…

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