New research by American Express launched in advance of Small Business Saturday tomorrow highlights the contribution of small businesses to local communities, while also exploring how consumers feel about shopping on their local high streets.
Sainsbury’s has published findings from its Christmas Dynamics study, revealing that we are a nation of traditionalists who will splash out to celebrate even in tough times.
According to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), supermarkets have responded to calls to make pricing clearer and simpler for shoppers.
Retailers have welcomed reports that the Chancellor is set to cap business rate rises in today’s Autumn Statement.
The organisers of the London Wine Fair (LWF) are partnering with the team behind London Cocktail Week to launch the inaugural London Wine Week – a unique seven day celebration of London’s restaurants, bars and wine merchants.
Latest data from the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index has shown shop prices reported annual deflation for the seventh consecutive month in November, slowing to 0.3% from the 0.5% decline reported in October.
It has been reported that the chancellor is set to boost firms and high streets by announcing a cap on business rate increases in Thursday’s Autumn Statement.
Tesco has reported a 1.5% fall in like-for-like sales (excl VAT and fuel) in the 13 weeks to November 23, with the decline attributed to a weaker grocery market.
Independent newsagents are being invited to attend a WHSmith road show in London next week that will explain its WHSmith Local franchised opportunity.