Tag: Independent Retailers

Can One Website Save Independent High Street Food Retailers?

Posted on 6 November, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Have you ever wandered around the high street looking at all the lovely food items independent retailers sell? From organic vegetables to cheese and bread, wouldn’t it be great if you could order these local items and get them delivered right to your front... Read More

Tesco pushed out of Suffolk Town by Campaigners

Posted on 2 October, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Small retailers have long struggled against the dominance of large supermarket brands, with businesses such as butchers, bakers and newsagents often losing custom thanks to consumers being drawn to the convenience option offered by larger brands. However, in... Read More

Sheffield Retailers Celebrate First Summer Saturday

Posted on 3 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In order to take advantage of the recent lift in consumer confidence, retailers are pulling a number of tricks out of the bag to maximise profits and make up for several years of poor results. Promotions, offers and BOGOF deals have become seemingly permanent... Read More

Independent Retailers Take on the Voucher Giants

Posted on 25 June, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

We’ve all had a voucher given to us as a present at some point in our lives. You know the ones that you can spend in a variety of shops, including Boots, Debenhams, Argos, etc. But these vouchers only cover large retailers, so what about small independent... Read More

MP Calls for Small Business Saturday

Posted on 4 January, 2013 by Neil Bird under Business News

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has proposed the adoption of a Small Business Saturday scheme in the UK to boost the fortunes of independent retailers. Small Business Saturday was devised by American Express and launched in the US in 2010 on the... Read More

Despatches from the High Street

Posted on 9 November, 2012 by Neil Bird under Economy

Sheffield cafe owner says business rates and Costa forced him out Much has been written about the difficulties facing high street retailers. This year there have been a number of notable casualties including JJB Sports, Clinton Cards and Game. A... Read More

Totnes Wins Battle to Keep Costa Out of Town

Posted on 31 October, 2012 by Neil Bird under Business News

We have previously reported on the battle between Totnes and Costa Coffee. Residents and businesses of the Devon town have been fighting for six months to prevent the coffee chain opening an outlet on Fore Street. They argue that the arrival of Costa... Read More