Author Archives: Warren

bira scoops the honours in tussle with BHETA

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) scooped the honours in the inaugural Tussle on the Turf Golf Masters challenge competition with supplier trade association BHETA. The event was held The Welcombe Golf Club in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A mixture of forty suppliers and retailers battled it out on a challenging course in some hot […]

Influential independent retailers share their expertise on a day of discovery and development with Bosch

Retailers got the chance to explore and develop the new Bosch Food Prep Range at the Bosch Head Office in Milton Keynes this month. The day, organised in conjunction with Connect, a leading SDA and spares electrical distributor and one of bira direct’s newest suppliers, gave a number of British Independent Retailers Association (bira) members […]

Independent hardware and DIY retailers look on the bright side, with the help of Dulux and bira

Independent retailers explored colour and finishes at AkzoNobel’s Head Quarters in Slough, having a tour of the Dulux Academy and the Dulux Customer Centre, in a visit organised by the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Retailers were able to see the latest technology being developed, new ranges and new POS, as well as discover how […]

Retail association to explore what makes retailers feel happy at this season’s Pure

The Fashion Association of Britain (FAB) will launch their happiness campaign at Pure London this July. The campaign will provide industry data on how happy, confused and angry they are about the retail industry they have built their business in. Introducing the theme of FAB’s presence at the show, the Happiness Barometer will be in […]