The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says half of independent retailers think their town centre is performing ‘poorly’ and is backing calls for closer ties between small firms and local authorities, to boost spending on the high street.
Poorly performing town centres can be revitalised if traders and local authorities work together – FSB
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) will tell MPs that the government has been ‘too slow and unambitious’ in response to the recommendations of the Portas Review, at a hearing due to take place today.
The Store is the Core programme has announced the launch of a series of free evening seminars at ten locations across the South West in June & July.
Independent stores need to overcome their addiction to price promotions which are eating away at their margins, says Spar UK managing director Debbie Robinson, as reported in today’s Independent Retail News.
The major spirit companies have independent retailers firmly in their sights with First Drinks the latest supplier to launch a strategy “created exclusively” for the convenience and wholesale sectors, reports today’s Independent Retail News.
Nisa is planning a “completely new approach to segmentation” as it looks to refresh its store formats and overhaul its Heritage range of own-brand products, reports today’s Independent Retail News.
Spar UK is to return to TV advertising this autumn after a gap of several years, in response to pressure from retailers, according to today’s Independent Retail News.
Independent retailers need to act quickly to reshape their offer if they want to compete effectively with convenience multiples that are starting to “fine-tune” their stores to suit the locations in which they operate, reports today’s Independent Retail News.
An independent survey commissioned by Hermes has found that convenience stores and corner shops play an important part of the local community, providing a high quality experience that the majority of residents feel is at least on par with that of large supermarkets.
Costco Wholesale has announced that its new Southampton warehouse opening this month has become the 24th Costco warehouse in the UK.