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The winning formula for Mica member Walkers of Dunoon
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The winning formula for Mica member Walkers of Dunoon

For almost 30 years the Walker family has been running a destination DIY and garden store in Dunoon on Scotland’s picturesque Firth of Clyde. Staying relevant – and having an excellent coffee shop – are essential parts of the successful formula.

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Overcoming the competition at White Rose Books Café
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Overcoming the competition at White Rose Books Café

Competition from Amazon, electronic books, financial crises, rising overheads – Sue Lake has overcome all these challenges and more in building up White Rose Books Café in Thirsk to be the epitome of a thriving independent bookshop.

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Veganuary business support toolkit
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Veganuary business support toolkit

The vegan UK market is worth over £572 million in 2019, finds Mintel and is no doubt set to grow. Here you can find a toolkit which outlines the many ways that your business can get involved and successfully fulfil consumer demand.

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Veganuary business toolkit for cafés and eateries
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Veganuary business toolkit for cafés and eateries

Inspiration for cafés and eateries to get involved in Veganuary 2020. 28% of Veganuary survey respondents felt eating out was the biggest challenge as a new vegan. Here are a few things you can do instore to promote your vegan selection.

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4 questions every retailer should ask this holiday season
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4 questions every retailer should ask this holiday season

Here are four all-important questions you should ask yourself when evaluating your holiday strategies.

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Black Friday downloadable signage for independent retailers
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Black Friday downloadable signage for independent retailers

Each year Black Friday becomes more and more of an official annual celebration for your consumers. Be prepared for your expectant customers!

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