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Coffee to go: retailer profile
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Coffee to go: retailer profile

Is now the best time to start a coffee shop? The current growth in the UK coffee market suggests so. Here, Stewarts of Trent Bridge guides us through their journey so far.

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A recipe for success
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A recipe for success

Celebrating its 110th anniversary this summer, Potters of Hockley is a fine example of a long-established independent retailer that has reinvented and revived itself.

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Doing what comes naturally
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Doing what comes naturally

Twice named Scotland’s independent Health and Lifestyle Retailer of the Year, Dilip Kotecha of Quality Vitamins and Herbs in Glasgow believes in offering a huge selection of specialist products backed up with expert service.

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An exclusive Bira Direct member gift at Exclusively Housewares 2019
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An exclusive Bira Direct member gift at Exclusively Housewares 2019

Following the success of last year’s show Bira Direct will be exhibiting again this year, with an added benefit for Bira members in 2019.

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Who is playing with our rating?
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Who is playing with our rating?

From having only 5-star ratings, Des Count, our man in the gift shop, is being hit by mysterious 1-star ratings which lack any comments. What funny business is this?

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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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