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19.04

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 […]

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18.04

Not long left to book bira’s National 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, […]

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18.04

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 […]

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12.04

Government Serious Violence Strategy announced

Home Secretary Amber Rudd today (Monday 9 April) sets out a multi-million pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs through the Government’s first Serious Violence Strategy. Commissioned by the Home Secretary and backed with £40m of Home Office funding, it marks a major shift in the Government’s response […]

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11.04

Reserve your place at the bira conference and awards

There is not long left to reserve your place at this year’s bira conference and awards, the informative and entertaining event every independent retailer should attend. On Thursday 10 May retailers, suppliers and industry partners will come together at the Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire to celebrate everything that is great about the sector and […]

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06.04

Connect Distribution launch Garden Focus 2018

Leading gardening brands McCulloch, Gardena and Flymo are now available through Connect Leading gardening brands McCulloch, Gardena and Flymo are now available through Connect. These high profile, premium gardening brands provide all the tools and accessories a gardener needs. Via parent company Husqvarna Group, Flymo provides a wide range of market leading electric grass cutting power tools, […]

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29.03

Changes to your BusinessView offering from 1st May

Global Payments continually strive to develop and improve systems in order to add value for our customers. As part of this, the MI tool BusinessView has been updated and as a result, the following changes will take place. BusinessView Upgrades From 1st May 2018 your current BusinessView Lite product will be upgraded to our full BusinessView […]

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28.03

Employers minimum workplace pensions contribution to rise on 6th April

On 6 April 2018, by law, the minimum amount employers have to pay into workplace pensions goes up to 2% of qualifying earnings, while staff will now contribute 3% – making a combined total minimum contribution of 5%. Automatic enrolment has so far put more than nine million workers into workplace pension schemes. All of […]

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14.03

How are you growing your account in 2018?

bira direct supplier morning – May 10th 2018 This is a must-attend for ALL suppliers who are serious about growing their bira direct business with independents. Hear how some of our most successful product suppliers are engaging busy independent retailers and growing their accounts; many of which experienced double-digit growth in 2017. Including successful tactics […]

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06.03

Cyber-savvy public could save UK plc millions

New report from the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign identifies a ‘perception gap’ which is putting UK businesses and the public at risk online A new report from the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, A Call to Action: The Cyber Aware Perception Gap, identifies not only the growing gulf between how the public and small businesses view […]

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