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Act now to secure a rates reduction
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Act now to secure a rates reduction

Members hoping to secure a reduction in their business rates are urged to contact their local authority or council to find out how the reduction will be applied.

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The rise and rise of independent marketplaces
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The rise and rise of independent marketplaces

Online marketplaces offer independent bricks-and-mortar retailers an impressive platform from which to sell not but nationally, but globally. Would any of these be appropriate for your store?

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Displays that lead to sales
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Displays that lead to sales

In some companies, staff training is simply limited to watching an induction video about health & safety. Thankfully many Bira members appreciate the benefits that professional staff development can provide, especially in specialist fields such as visual merchandising.

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Harnessing local support
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Harnessing local support

So how can Bira members continuously remind shoppers to use their local independent retailers, to buy something and to keep money in the local economy? Here, we take a look at a few campaigns that seem to be working.

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Bira Direct boosts giftware offer
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Bira Direct boosts giftware offer

Bira Direct is continuing to work hard to support members by working with a wide range of suppliers, brands and products, from fashion accessories to ironmongery, all with preferential terms.

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Selling electrical goods?
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Selling electrical goods?

Retailers looking for an alternative to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, which oblige them to take back old equipment when a customer buys a new equivalent, can join the Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS).

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Bira AdvertAutumn Fair 2019. 22K Visitors, 1.3K Exhibitors in 11 show sectors
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