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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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26.09

New savings products available to you through bira bank

Personal benefits for you, your employees and their families. At bira we see ourselves as a family and this also includes our members. We also want to ensure your employees and family feel they are part of bira and can start benefiting too. There is always a good excuse to put off saving so here […]

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21.09

Connect Distribution launches new 2018/19 catalogue

Connect Distribution launches new 2018/19 catalogue Connect Distribution launches new 2018/19 retailers catalogue – the UK’s leading distributor of spare parts, accessories, consumables and small domestic appliances – has launched there new 400 page glossy colour catalogue. There are 8 main sections including ‘Floorcare’, ‘Home Appliances’, ‘Outdoor’ ‘Heating & Cooling’, ‘Electrical, Lighting, Hardware and ‘Multimedia’. […]

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14.09

Entrepreneur Award celebrates independent businesses at Everywoman in Retail Awards 2018

On Thursday 13th September, hundreds of retail business leaders gathered at East Wintergarden in London to celebrate the winners of the 2018 Barclaycard Everywoman in Retail Awards. Amongst other inspirational award categories was the Entrepreneur Award, which celebrates owners/operators of a retail business that has been operating for 12 months or more, whose vision has […]

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13.09

BLE confirms Nadiya Hussain for Live Q&A, Plus Masterchef winner Kenny Tutt and Guiness Sommelier Ian Locgan in BLE Kitch as part of F&B theme

Guinness, Endemol Shine Group and Brotmeister to host live demos in new BLE kitchen Three Brands & Lifestyle Theatre sessions chart journey of F&B licensing More than 50 F&B brands and personalities represented at the show TV chef, author and presenter Nadiya Hussain will take part in a live Q&A at Brand Licensing Europe as […]

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12.09

bira takes its business rates proposal to the Houses of Parliament

bira presented its plan for business rates reform to MPs at the Houses of Parliament this week. bira asked MPs to consider changing the current £12,000 threshold to an allowance, as a much-needed short-term solution. It is bira’s belief that an allowance would help the majority of small retail businesses and make the difference between […]

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10.09

Members shortlisted for the housewares Oscars

The expertise of bira members across the country has been recognised in the shortlist for The Excellence in Housewares Awards, which has been celebrating UK retailers, products and suppliers for 18 years. Among the finalists from the bira community this year are: Abraxas (Weedon, Northants); Art of Living (Reigate); Bakers & Larners of Holt (Norfolk); […]

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