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Wellgosh in Leicester reaches its 30th anniversary
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Wellgosh in Leicester reaches its 30th anniversary

One of the UK’s select group of “premier league” menswear independents, Wellgosh in Leicester reaches its 30th anniversary this summer. Pete Turner is celebrating by expanding the store once again.

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A new year, and the search for a new CEO begins
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A new year, and the search for a new CEO begins

With Spring around the corner and those January Sales behind us, hopefully we can all start focusing on the year ahead, while perhaps enjoying some decent margins.

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Shows promise a positive buzz
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Shows promise a positive buzz

A generally positive attitude from buyers is expected at shows in February after a promising start was noted at Top Drawer at Olympia on 14-16 January.

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Shop theft is not a minor crime
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Shop theft is not a minor crime

Shop theft will remain high on bira’s policy agenda despite a nation-wide tendency for police to down-grade the crime. The association is determined to maintain pressure on government to accept that stealing from retailers is a serious, dangerous and costly menace.

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bira Conference 2018 sessions confirmed
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bira Conference 2018 sessions confirmed

Breakout sessions entitled Grow, Innovate and Challenge, which proved so popular in 2017, are being revived at the bira Conference 2018.

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bira fights card scheme fees
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bira fights card scheme fees

The case against increased credit and debit card fees was put by bira president Vin Vara on the main BBC-TV news bulletins on 13 January. In a piece filmed at one of his Toolshop branches, Vin highlighted that Mastercard and Visa had each increased a range of charges to retailers recently.

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