Monthly Archives: April 2018

Global Payments terminals notice

Due to an overnight update on the Global terminals, some terminals may have frozen. This is limited to very few members being affected but unfortunately we cannot identify who they are. Therefore, if you have experienced any problems with your terminal today, please contact Global Helpdesk on 0345 7023344 and select the option for your […]

The #WDYT (What do you think?) campaign for bira members

The #WDYT (What do you think?) campaign helps retailers improve their digital influence which increases local footfall and sales. The activity of this government endorsed campaign across 20 town centres, with over 2,500 retailers, has demonstrated that using this approach can increase digital conversion rates by over 2% and physical footfall by over 20%. The […]

Connect appointed preferred distributor for Melitta®

  Connect Distribution Services has announced a new strategic partnership with coffee appliance manufacturer Melitta®, with Connect being awarded Preferred Distributor status for the full range of Melitta products in the UK. Melitta national account manager David M Price said: “Connect has a proven track record and vast experience in successfully marketing, promoting and selling […]

Not long left to book bira’s conference and awards

New to the line-up is a not to be missed session by members Aspire Style alongside an informative panel discussion on the future of payments Join members on Thursday 10 May at bira’s conference and awards, the informative and entertaining event specifically for the independent retail sector. Taking place at the Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, […]

Connect Distribution announce change to Dyson distribution

Dyson are changing the way Dyson floorcare is sold in the UK and Republic of Ireland. These changes are being introduced to help consumers make the right choice for their needs rather than being confused by market promotions. As a result of this strategy change some Dyson products will no longer be available from Connect […]

Government Serious Violence Strategy announced

Home Secretary Amber Rudd today (Monday 9 April) sets out a multi-million pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs through the Government’s first Serious Violence Strategy. Commissioned by the Home Secretary and backed with £40m of Home Office funding, it marks a major shift in the Government’s response […]

Reserve your place at the bira conference and awards

There is not long left to reserve your place at this year’s bira conference and awards, the informative and entertaining event every independent retailer should attend. On Thursday 10 May retailers, suppliers and industry partners will come together at the Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire to celebrate everything that is great about the sector and […]

Connect Distribution launch Garden Focus 2018

Leading gardening brands McCulloch, Gardena and Flymo are now available through Connect Leading gardening brands McCulloch, Gardena and Flymo are now available through Connect. These high profile, premium gardening brands provide all the tools and accessories a gardener needs. Via parent company Husqvarna Group, Flymo provides a wide range of market leading electric grass cutting power tools, […]