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  • MBNA survey reveals half of consumers think cash could be on the way out

    MBNA survey reveals half of consumers think cash could be on the way out

    According to a One Poll survey commissioned by UK-based consumer credit business MBNA, over half of the respondents believe that cash could become a thing of the past. The survey found that 60% of those who use contactless payments think it is easier than cash, and one-third have days when they don’t carry cash at all. MBNA [...]

    📅September 2, 2015

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  • Aldi launches YouTube Channel

    Aldi launches YouTube Channel

    Aldi has launched a new YouTube channel, featuring high profile guests discussing topical food trends, cooking tips and recipes using a selection of Aldi products. Aldi said 'The Taste Kitchen' channel will be calling on food experts such as TV chef Simon Wood, Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano and blogger Clare Zerny. Jonathan Neale, joint [...]

    📅September 2, 2015

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  • Poundland unveils online store

    Poundland unveils online store

    Discount retailer Poundland is trialling a new delivery service on its website, with more than 2,000 products now available for online orders. Products include branded and own-brand items, across Poundland's range of food and drink, homeware, toys and stationery. Delivery costs £4 per order, waived for customers spending over £50, while deliveries take five working days. The [...]

    📅September 2, 2015

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  • Survey finds 1 in 3 prefer local vendors over big retailers

    Survey finds 1 in 3 prefer local vendors over big retailers

    According to a new study from money-saving brand Vouchercloud.com, a third of consumers (32%) prefer to shop with local vendors over large retailers and supermarkets. The list of reasons given in the survey include ‘better value for money’ (27%), ‘keeping local traders in business’ (25%) and ‘less queues’ (20%). Vouchercloud said initially all respondents were asked ‘How [...]

    📅September 1, 2015

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  • Co-op announces local sourcing initiative

    Co-op announces local sourcing initiative

    The Co-operative Food has launched a local supplier initiative in Yorkshire which will see the retailer stock 130 new locally produced products. The Co-op says it has signed up more than 50 local manufacturers and micro producers to provide its Yorkshire stores with a wide range of items including eggs; bakery; ice cream; sweets; chutneys; pies; [...]

    📅September 1, 2015

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  • Contactless transaction limit rises to £30

    Contactless transaction limit rises to £30

    The upper limit for contactless payments has increased to £30 from today, as figures from the UK Cards Association show that more than £2.5bn was spent on contactless cards in the first half of 2015. Contactless spending increased from £287m per month in January 2015 to £567m in June 2015, with a total of £2.5bn spent [...]

    📅September 1, 2015

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