Latest news from bira
Exclusive opening offer from new bira direct supplier – Energetic
New “all glass pearl and clear” LED lightbulbs from Energetic… • New filament LED light bulbs now available in traditional pearl and clear finishes. • Full ranges available in ES, BC, SES and SBC (LIMITED OFFER). • Competitive introductory pricing available. • 15,000 hour life span – equivalent to 3- 5 years based on normal […]
Connect distribution ex-catalogue clearance sale now on!
Connect distribution have launched an exclusive to bira ex-catalogue sale on Bodum products ahead of their new catalogue launch. Grab a bargain today, when it’s gone it’s gone – while stocks last. Click here to view the brochure.
Independent retail talent celebrated at the bira conference and awards
The very best independent retail talent celebrated at bira’s national conference and awards The British Independent Retailers Association’s (bira) national conference and gala awards dinner took place at the Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire on Thursday 10th May 2018. The annual event showcases the very best of the independent retail industry, as well as those […]
bira bank’s brand new promotion – coming soon!
bira bank have secured a new and exciting deal with Toyota and Lexus cars whereby members will be able to access heavily discounted vehicle prices that main Toyota dealerships will not be able to match. This offer is exclusive to bira bank customers. The offer will be launched at bira’s conference and awards where delegates […]
Global Payments terminals notice
Due to an overnight update on the Global terminals, some terminals may have frozen. This is limited to very few members being affected but unfortunately we cannot identify who they are. Therefore, if you have experienced any problems with your terminal today, please contact Global Helpdesk on 0345 7023344 and select the option for your […]
Increase in the number of independent openings subdued by a rise in closures across GB
Data released today by The Local Data Company (LDC) and British Independent Retailers Association (bira) shows that there has been a decrease in the number of traditional independent shops compared to the same period last year, along with a fall in the number of national chains. The independent sector saw a decrease of -1,483 shops […]
The #WDYT (What do you think?) campaign for bira members
The #WDYT (What do you think?) campaign helps retailers improve their digital influence which increases local footfall and sales. The activity of this government endorsed campaign across 20 town centres, with over 2,500 retailers, has demonstrated that using this approach can increase digital conversion rates by over 2% and physical footfall by over 20%. The […]
Connect appointed preferred distributor for Melitta®
Connect Distribution Services has announced a new strategic partnership with coffee appliance manufacturer Melitta®, with Connect being awarded Preferred Distributor status for the full range of Melitta products in the UK. Melitta national account manager David M Price said: “Connect has a proven track record and vast experience in successfully marketing, promoting and selling […]
Not long left to book bira’s conference and awards
New to the line-up is a not to be missed session by members Aspire Style alongside an informative panel discussion on the future of payments Join members on Thursday 10 May at bira’s conference and awards, the informative and entertaining event specifically for the independent retail sector. Taking place at the Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, […]
Connect Distribution announce change to Dyson distribution
Dyson are changing the way Dyson floorcare is sold in the UK and Republic of Ireland. These changes are being introduced to help consumers make the right choice for their needs rather than being confused by market promotions. As a result of this strategy change some Dyson products will no longer be available from Connect […]