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Spring Fair set to launch DIY Sector for Spring Fair 2017
Spring Fair, organised by i2i Events Group, has announced the addition of an all-new DIY sector for the 2017 show, taking place at NEC Birmingham from 4-9 February.
bira scoops the honours in tussle with BHETA
The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) scooped the honours in the inaugural Tussle on the Turf Golf Masters challenge competition with supplier trade association BHETA. The event was held The Welcombe Golf Club in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A mixture of forty suppliers and retailers battled it out on a challenging course in some hot […]
The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016: Product Finalists Are Announced
Take over a thousand housewares products and an extensive panel of retail buyers. Put them all together for a busy day and the result is an impressive line-up of finalists to the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016 (listed below).
Influential independent retailers share their expertise on a day of discovery and development with Bosch
Retailers got the chance to explore and develop the new Bosch Food Prep Range at the Bosch Head Office in Milton Keynes this month. The day, organised in conjunction with Connect, a leading SDA and spares electrical distributor and one of bira direct’s newest suppliers, gave a number of British Independent Retailers Association (bira) members […]
Independent hardware and DIY retailers look on the bright side, with the help of Dulux and bira
Independent retailers explored colour and finishes at AkzoNobel’s Head Quarters in Slough, having a tour of the Dulux Academy and the Dulux Customer Centre, in a visit organised by the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Retailers were able to see the latest technology being developed, new ranges and new POS, as well as discover how […]
Retail association to explore what makes retailers feel happy at this season’s Pure
The Fashion Association of Britain (FAB) will launch their happiness campaign at Pure London this July. The campaign will provide industry data on how happy, confused and angry they are about the retail industry they have built their business in. Introducing the theme of FAB’s presence at the show, the Happiness Barometer will be in […]
Brexit may affect your retirement income options, but don’t panic
Market volatility caused by the UK’s decision to vote to leave the European Union could negatively impact those looking to secure retirement income in the coming months, a pensions expert has warned. Clive Barwell, Head of Later Life Advice at Wren Sterling, says predicting the future of pensions at this stage is impossible, but that […]
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Stability tops retailers’ list of needs post-EU referendum result
The effect of Thursday’s ‘Brexit’ result will undoubtedly resonate for years to come and it is certainly too early to fully understand how independent retailers across the UK will be affected.
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