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02.02

Make sure you visit bira directs newest supplier “Really Good” at Spring Fair

Come and visit the “Really Good” company at Spring Fair 2017 as they celebrate their 30th birathday – stand J14-K15 and get a free bar of Really Good chocolate! Exclusive Print! – Signed by Rachel Bright! On Monday 6th February Bright Side creator Rachel Bright will be joining us at the show to sign an […]

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02.02

Liteway offers a cost effective and eco-friendly solution to lighting domestic and commercial spaces

Established in 2006, Liteway is part of Pik a Pak, which was founded in 1988 and is available to all members through bira direct. Liteway is a professional lighting brand that designs, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of energy saving LED lamps. Our range is designed and engineered by certified LIA lighting professionals in […]

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30.01

Fashion industry boosted by strong signings at Moda

The UK fashion industry is preparing for a/w 17 to launch at Moda next month. Having bolstered its portfolio across womenswear, menswear, footwear, lingerie, swimwear and accessories, the Birmingham-based trade show will host one of its strongest editions to date with a mix of new and returning labels across all product categories. Notable additions this […]

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23.01

bira direct suppliers join forces for the first DIY sector at Spring Fair

bira DIY village As part of the launch of the DIY & Home Improvement sector in Hall 10 at Spring Fair this February, the bira DIY village will make it’s first ever appearance at the show. The Village will bring together a mix of bira direct suppliers for the DIY and home improvement industry. This […]

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09.01

Shop prices show first signs of upward trend

Figures released by the British Retail Consortium found an easing of shop price deflation in December. Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.4% in December, a deceleration from the 1.7% fall in the previous two months. Non-food deflation decelerated to 1.9%, down from 2.3% in the previous month. This is the weakest deflation rate since […]

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02.12

Over half of consumers expect price hikes

Verdict Retail’s latest poll of 2,000 UK consumers shows that the future consumer sentiment index has fallen once again, as all three components – views towards the economy, personal finances, and future retail spending – decline. The index plummeted 6.6 points on September, driven by a sharp 10.1 decline on the UK’s economic outlook index. […]

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16.12

Independent fashion retailers in for a treat as Moda confirms strong line-up

Birmingham-based trade show Moda has confirmed a strong line-up across each of its five product sectors, making it a must attend event for independent fashion retailers. The UK’s most comprehensive fashion event will launch a/w 17 with a bolstered line-up for the new season and the development of each of its specific platforms targeting niche […]

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02.12

Voicemail is costing independent retailers’ trade

Britain’s independent retailers are missing out on work because they are failing to answer their phone calls, and are instead letting them go through to voicemail. This means they are losing business at an early stage, as the majority of callers refuse to leave voicemail messages, according to new research. 69% of callers don’t leave […]

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25.11

bira CEO comment on Autumn Fair Statement

bira CEO, Alan Hawkins comments on the recent Autumn Fair statement: “We were not expecting much from the Autumn Statement and that is exactly what transpired, which is not surprising given the state of public finances.  Helping the economy through Brexit, I suppose, has to be a welcome sign that the government is realising that […]

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18.11

New startup bringing more shoppers into independents

A fast-growth ecommerce company called NearSt has just opened its platform to independent retailers across London. The website and app, which shows shoppers what’s in stock in stores nearby to order for collection or 1-hour delivery, was previously only available for bookshops. After a successful trial phase earlier this year, the company has announced it’s […]

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