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Independents drive high street growth
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Independents drive high street growth

As multiples continued to close branches, openings by small retailers showed an encouraging leap in the first half of this year. INDEPENDENT RETAILERS INCREASED their numbers across Great Britain by an impressive +762 shops (+0.27%) in the first half of 2017, according to the latest report by the Local Data Company (LDC) and bira.

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bira strengthens with a healthy new partnership
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bira strengthens with a healthy new partnership

The bira community does not stop growing. We are delighted to welcome the members of the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) to our number.

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Clothing & footwear to drive 35% rise in online sales
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Clothing & footwear to drive 35% rise in online sales

THE UK ONLINE market is forecast to rise 35% over the next five years to reach £68.8bn by 2022. Clothing & footwear will be the biggest contributor to growth, while sectors that have traditionally experienced low online penetration, such as health & beauty and furniture & floorcoverings, will rise significantly during the same period.

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CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to calculate the real cost of discounting
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CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to calculate the real cost of discounting

As we approach Black Friday, CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to keep hold.

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