Monthly Archives: September 2019

Xmas appeal by RDT charity

Got any excess stock you don’t need? Why not donate it to trade charity Rainy Day Trust to help its annual Christmas appeal? Or perhaps you can put an RDT collecting tin by your till for customers to chip in? Every year the charity sends out a hand-written Christmas card and a little food hamper […]

Bira Legal offer expert advice in simple 5-part guide

Experts in Employment Law and HR are providing retailers with five simple and straightforward guides to key topics affecting independent retailers. The guides are provided by Ellis Whittam, the team of lawyers behind the Bira Legal service, to provide information and support to retail business owners and staff who are having difficulties in the common […]

Bira Direct launch a new rebate scheme allowing members to benefit from the busiest buying period of the year

Bira Direct launches new rebate scheme allowing members to benefit at the busiest buying period of the year Bira Direct, the buying group for members of the British Independent Retailers Association, is excited to announce a new rebate scheme, which allows members the opportunity to receive a one per cent rebate on their spend between […]

Calls for Andrea Leadsom to provide clarity on what Brexit means for the workforce

Bira has joined a number of associations, writing to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, calling for greater clarity on what Brexit will mean for the UK workforce.   With many independent businesses, both within Bira’s membership and also the British Agricultural Garden Machinery Association’s (BAGMA) relying heavily on foreign […]

Dickies Announce Price increase for October

Dickies have released the below letter informing customers of a price increase from 7th October 2019. Dear Customer, As a business, we have always tried to keep price increases to a minimum; however, significant macro-enconomic factors (currency devaluation, raw material cost increases, higher labour rates and enhanced investments into our business have all contributed to […]

Horwood acquires EcoSouLife

Bristol based housewares company Horwood Homewares has acquired Australian environment housewares supplier EcoSouLife. EcoSouLife are an environmentally conscious company on a mission to deliver guilt-free disposable and reuseable alternatives to plastic and foam. By using agricultural waste combined with the newest technologies, they have been able to create affordable and accessible products that are kinder […]

An innovative new app introducing personalisation in store from JVL

Bira Direct supplier JVL launch an innovative new app which enables customers to order their own personalised designs in store. The app features direct dispatch and personalisation on selected products and is designed to make ordering simple and convenient. Other benefits of introducing the app into your store include the ability to scan bar codes, […]