Monthly Archives: November 2017

National Home Improvement Week – Time for retailers to get on board

Following a fantastic turn out in terms of the UK’s tops home and garden improvement supplier brands, Paul Grinsell, home improvement director of the British Home Improvement Trade Association (BHETA) says it’s time for industry retailers to get involved in National Home Improvement Week.     The new consumer marketing initiative for 12th to 18th March […]

JEGS – attention all mainland customers – Free delivery on orders over £100 for December

  Minimum order value reduced for December! ATTENTION all UK mainland customers, FREE delivery on orders over £100 For the month of December, as a little Christmas gift from JEGS, they have reduced our Minimum Order Value for UK mainland customers. Meaning all orders that are more than £100 will automatically qualify for FREE delivery! So you can order […]

Gorilla products available through STAX now!

  Stock up to meet demand as Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s are about to hit TV screens nationwide! STAX trade centres will be stocking the ranges and available as part of their delivered service to bira members. Special product deals and stand packages are currently being promoted. Click here to see the full STAX eshot […]

bira’s response to the budget

In response to the Chancellor’s budget yesterday; bira welcomes some of the practical details such as boosting the housing market by house building, investing in technology and reducing the stamp duty to first time buyers. All of which should feed into greater retail spending in due course. However, perhaps the most worrying part of the […]

Employing seasonal or temporary staff

If you employ seasonal or temporary staff you must assess them individually every time you pay them. This includes staff who work for you for a few days, a few weeks or several months. Your assessment of who to put into a pension scheme may take more time and effort, as you will need to […]

Buy from Horwood???

Go to bira direct November Essentials & see 100’s of reduced price offers for the key selling period!!! Not buying from Horwood? Go to the offers NOW & see what’s available from this fantastic range of iconic cookware brands!  

Shoppers set to spend over £10bn Black Friday bonanza

Higher prices and increased retailer participation will drive Black Friday spend this year with total sales over the period set to rise 3.8%.  Spend during the Black Friday period, defined as Monday 20-Monday 27 November 2017, is forecast to grow 3.8% on 2016 (Monday 21-Monday 28 November 2016) to £10.1bn, accounting for 10.4% of total […]

60% Margin opportunity from new bira direct supplier JML

Introducing the Star Shower Motion! This incredible ‘one-plug’ lighting solution that takes all the hassle out of your Christmas lighting and will change the way you light your home forever! Motion button makes the stars twirl and dance! Just plant it, plug it in, and watch the stars come out. Light sensor means it turns […]

bira direct – Yale/ASSA Abloy price increase

We have received confirmation of a price increase from Yale Retail UK regarding a UK price review and detail their communication below: During 2017 we have continued to experience challenges caused by the increased cost of raw materials and fluctuating currency exchange rates. Since the beginning of the year we have seen the cost of […]

Luceco – now available through bira direct

Luceco have launched their products through bira direct. With over 70 years experience, the Luceco plc brands are market leaders in key electrical categories, offering a “one stop shop” for trade and retail accessories Luceco Led Lighting – environmental and energy saving LED Lighting providing commercial and domestic lighting solutions British General – a traditional wiring accessory manufacturing brand, […]

JML – now available through bira direct

JML Directs product are now available to all bira retailers through bira direct. To view JML’s supplier directory page, terms and how to order click here (requires member login) To download JML’s Launch offer for bira members click here  

A healthy new partnership

On 22nd October bira attended the Natural Health Trade Summit – the exhibition for learning and networking exclusively for independent health food retailers hosted in Manchester. The partnership between bira and the National Association of Health Stores was officially launched and announced by Gary Trickett, as part of an audience address at the NHT Summit. Julie Holden, […]