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22.10

JEGS website is moving to Qualtex

In order to give you the best possible customer experience the decision has been made to close downthe JEGS Trade website, on Tuesday October 23rd, and direct this to the Qualtex site. This will give you access to the full JEGS products range, any new products and the full Qualtex product range. This site also […]

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16.10

QUALTEX / JEGS would like to share with you October – December 2018 QTECH newsletter

Be the first to see latest news , offers and brand new product line arrivals. By offering a diverse range of DIY, Electrical, Home Appliance Spares , Consumables, Accessories, Small Domestic Appliances, Houseware, Floorcare, Garden and much more Qualtex / JEGS truly are a “one stop, one basket spend” saving you time and money. We […]

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11.10

Members and even bira’s former CEO receive gongs at the glittering Excellence in Housewares Awards

400 suppliers and retailers from across the housewares sector attended this year’s Excellence in Housewares Awards. The deserving winners, which included Potters Cookshop, who won a hattrick of awards, were recognised for their formidable achievements across product and retail. Former CEO Alan Hawkins was also thrilled to receive the Honorary Achievement Award. The event, organised […]

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10.10

The fight continues as the House of Commons debate bira’s Business Rates Proposal

This week, independent retailing champion Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP took bira’s proposal for a £12,000 allowance for small businesses, instead of the current threshold to the House of Commons for an Adjournment Debate answered by Mel Stride MP – the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General. This vital debate for independent retailers focused […]

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09.10

BREXIT | What happens to employee rights if there is no deal?

Concerns have been mounting as we head towards March 2019 without clear signs that a Brexit deal with the EU can be reached. The government has taken the step of publishing a series of guidance in the event that a deal cannot be struck. In its ‘Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal’ document, the government […]

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19.10

Changes to HSBC and Global Payments crediting timescales

MEMBERS WHO BANK with HSBC and receive next-day cleared funds will have received a letter recently explain-ing changes to their next-day crediting scheme. Transactions will now appear at 11am the next day, rather than 9am, which is the current arrangement. Those members who bank with HSBC but are not on next-day cleared funds will have […]

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12.10

Have the largest retailers given up on shop theft?

ANTI-SHOP THEFT CAMPAIGNER Neil Mackay is urging bira, through its membership of the British Retail Consortium, to keep up the pressure on large retailers to report stealing from stores to the police. He believes statistics surrounding shop theft are very inaccurate as many retailers no longer bother to report incidences of stealing, largely because police […]

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08.10

Opening a new door in Lisburn

WHEN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS meant customers could no longer drive up to the front door of the Smyth Patterson department store in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the company decided to create a new entrance at the rear. Work was started in July and the new entrance is scheduled to be finished before Christmas. The scheme also includes […]

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28.09

Over £2000 worth of prizes up for grabs with Connect Distribution

To celebrate the launch of their new 2018/19 Retailers Catalogue, Connect Distribution are giving away a whole host of different prizes in an event called The Big Quiz. The competition, which will give away over £2000 worth of prizes in total, will run throughout October and November with the chance to win something new every […]

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27.09

Stars Underlines celebrates 10th year

Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards reveals its plans for the 10th edition of the only intimates and lingerie retail awards in the UK and Ireland. On 15th November visitors will attend a fun-filled evening with cabaret and singers at the world-famous Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End. LYCRA® is headline sponsor, […]

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